BUDDHIST WISDOM AND MEDITATION PRACTICE
Tuesday 21 July, 2020 09:30h – Wednesday 22 July, 2020 16:00h
A direct student of the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tulku Pema Wangyal, and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, and appointed by the Buddhist teacher and film-maker Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as resident teacher in Australia, Jakob presents Buddhism in the language of the modern world and encourages rational and critical enquiry. This is his first time as Visiting Teacher in Spain.
RETREAT CONTENT INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICE OF SHAMATHA-VIPASHYANA
The practice of Buddhist meditation allows us to uncover and experience our natural heritage of wisdom through cultivating insight or vipashyana. It is to establish a peaceful space of presence and mindfulness, allowing us to awaken a calmer and wider appreciation of our reality.
Retreat is an invaluable time to clarify and reaffirm our commitment to the vision and path of meditation.
Jakob wil be teaching in English; translation into Spanish possible upon request.
Seminar costs Tuesday – Wedesday: € 50 (€30 students)
Costs for 2 nights accommodation and meals: 2 personas en habitación doble 370 €. // 1 persona en habitación doble uso individual 240€.
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Jakob Leschly has studied and practiced Buddhism for 45 years, and has taught for the last 25 at the request of his teachers. Born in Denmark, he has lived all over, and is at home with a variety of cultures and languages. His Buddhist background is the Tibetan Nyingma tradition, primarily as a student of the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, and Buddhist teacher and film-maker Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. He is resident teacher for the latter’s Dharma organisation Siddhartha’s Intent in Australia, and before that for Siddhartha’s Intent on the US Westcoast.
Completing a three year retreat in 1984, his path has ever since been to integrate and present the Buddhist view and practice in the modern world. He has worked on numerous translations, including published works like Shabkar – the Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin (SUNY, 1994), and Wondrous Dance of Illusion (Shambhala, 2013). He has lead Dharma programs and retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Nepal, and Bhutan. He has written for Tricycle, for the Rubin Museum’s Treasury of Lives biographical website, as well as blogs like the Chronicles Project, Gentle Voice, and Buddhist Door.
Jakob enjoys making the Buddhist science of wisdom and compassion accessible and applicable. He is a practitioner of Vajrayana, but promotes the simplicity of sitting meditation as the universal ground for natural insight and compassionate action. His language is straightforward and inclusive. He encourages critical enquiry, and overall delights in the fruitful encounter between East and West.