Kagyu Yogi Academy: Three-Year-Three-Month Program for Lay Practitioners
Please notice: The program has been changed to the end of June. New dates as soon as possible.
Kagyu Yogi Academy, Denmark module 2 in July 2020, for 7 days
Module 2 starts 1st July, check in from 1 pm (teachings will start in the evening).
Module 2 ends 7th July, 1 pm (conclusion of the retreat before lunch).
If you wish to join, please inform us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants, who attended module 1 here in Denmark in 2019 has first priority,
however it requires that you sign up by email latest by 1st March 2020. After
receiving your sign-up email with your preferred stay-option, we will let you
know what is possible and what you have to pay, so that you can transfer the fee to us.
If we do not hear from you latest by 1st March, we cannot guarantee you a place in the
Yogi Academy this year.
See below stay-options and their corresponding prices. Keep in mind that our facilities
are simple. If you wish more comfort, please consider to stay outside the Center.
Option A 2,800 DKK
Accommodation in your own tent/car/caravan/camper.
Electricity in this area is not available.
This price is also for persons who choose to stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast nearby
Option B 3,200 DKK
Accommodation in a simple caravan/cabin (generally 2 persons in each) or accommodation
in a larger room for 4 persons, in the main house.
Option C 3,500 DKK
Accommodation in a room in the house (2 persons in each). Limited availability.
Single rooms are not available.
Above mentioned prices does not include extra days before/after in connection to the program.
Module 3 will be first week of July 2021.
Personal retreats of any length to work through this program are possible at Karma Shedrup Choling, Denmark, and Manjushri RetreatCenter, Thailand , and at KIBS and JCM, Nepal. Participants are encouraged to plan as much time for retreats as their lives allow, and especially book retreat time following the event or events with Rinpoche you attend, whether Rinpoche will be physically present at your planned retreat or not.
If capacity allows others will be able to join this week, however, priority will be given to those who enroll for the 3-year-3-month program, and among those again for practitioners who can already commit to a retreat time during the following three months.
What is the schedule?
There is no fixed schedule. You start whenever conditions come together. This can happen whenever there is a retreat like the one June 1-9 in Denamrk and its program fits your situation, i.e., you haven’t completed your Ngondro yet or you have but haven’t progressed much beyond that. Or it can happen along any event with Rinpoche.
Most probably there will be courses once or twice a year. Subject to change depending on Rinpoche’s availability. You start whenever conditions come together.
How long is it going to take?
It depends on your practice level.
You progress along the traditional 3y3m retreat framework as adapted to lay practitioners by Rinpoche according to your personal progress. Maybe you need only a few months retreat for
each of the steps. Maybe you need a few years for each, practicing in shorter retreats interspersed with practice during your daily life.
The good news is, you can progress through and complete the retreat program based on your individual situation.
The also good news is, there’s no fixed schedule or time frame you have to follow.
When is the next event?
The module 2 course is planed to take place from July 1st to July 7th 2020.
Registration in order to join this program will be open from February 2020.
We will provide you with more information later.
Are there any costs?
Only the costs for food and accommodation during your retreats, both group retreats with Rinpoche or single retreats, and expenses regarding the course, such as Rinpoche’s travel arrangements. There is no teaching fee for the program so you can offer as your wish to Rinpoche.
Can I get a single room?
Depends. Only if space allows. At Buddha Center Karma Shedrup Choeling accomodation on site is limited. The sooner you pay and book the bigger the likelihood that you can get your own room.
In which language are the teachings?
Teachings and practices will be thought in English, ie Tibetan language is not required.
Teachings will focus on the main point of meditation - with a minimum use of rituals. This helps to make it accessible for more practitioners.
Generel information about the 3-year-3-month retreat
The traditional Kagyu 3-year-3-month retreat entails some 47 practices and while the monks and nuns in the traditional retreats go through all practices because they need to be able to perform all traditional practices and ceremonies as well as give transmissions, etc., for the personal development focusing on an essential selection of these practices is not just sufficient but recommended.
Generalized, the building blocks are
preliminaries (mandatory complete)
one altogether or one each of the following
one (or more) of the six yogas of Naropa
The exact path for each of the participants of this new program will vary depending on personal conditions and development and will be closely guided by Rinpoche