~~~ Inner Growth Yoga Retreat with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche ~~~ 9th – 12th July 2020, Tintern, Monmouthshire, South Wales

 

Namcho Tsa Lung Yoga of Self Awareness and Gegsel Exercises

Namcho Tsa Lung Yoga of Self Awareness bears the experience of immediate physical and mental relaxation through the combination of stretching, breathing and inner observation. Working with the inner channels, breath and mind, practitioners are engaging in the threefold-way practice. Gegsel Exercises are the application of energetic movements, vocalisation of certain seed syllables and use of controlled breathing together. These Exercises allow a practitioner to release powerfully the feelings of stress and negative emotions in the upper body and help regulate digestive problems, soothe stomach cramps etc.  The balance of inner channels, nerves and organs contributes to a peaceful mind and heart.

Both yoga and Gegsel Exercises are suitable for all Buddhist practitioners from beginners to advanced levels. Namcho Tsa Lung and Gegsel Exercises have been upheld in the uninterrupted transmission lineage from Terton, treasure revealer Tulku Mingyur Dorje (1645-1667) up to Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche will teach about the subtle body energies, the purification process by practicing yoga and Exercises, explain inner and outer winds and tigles (essences) and how all these connect to the five elements and five primordial wisdoms.

Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche

Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche was born in Dho Tarap, Dolpo, Nepal, in 1982. He became a monk at the age of 9 and was recognized by Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as the reincarnation of the third Dolpo Nyinchung Tulku Rinpoche shortly after.  He began his education in Namdroling Monastery in India under the guidance of H.H. Penor Rinpoche.  He entered Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, the prestigious monastic college of Palyul Namdroling Monastery at the age of 15 in 1997, where he studied, debated and researched the sutra and tantra teachings of Lord Buddha for ten years. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche finished the advanced Buddhist studies in 2007, and was appointed a fully-fledged teacher at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute the year after. He reached the status of university professor thereafter.

Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche has travelled extensively through Asia, Europe and other countries teaching Buddhist philosophy, giving public talks on mind training, conducting health seminars and raising the awareness about Dolpo region in Nepal. He started implementing various health, educational and environmental projects in Dolpo in 2007.

                                 

Tintern Village, Travel & Accommodation

Tintern (Welsh, Tyndyrn) is the village and community on the west bank of the river Wye in Monmouthshire, Wales, close to the border with England, about 6 miles north of market town Chepstow. Tintern is designated as a Conservation Area. Few people fail to be moved by their first glimpse of Tintern Abbey. Set in the Wye Valley, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the atmospheric ruins of this Cistercian monastery were recently included in Country Life’s top ten British heritage sites. Already a must-see destination by the 18th century, the abbey has inspired poems by William Wordsworth and Alfred Lord Tennyson and paintings by JMW Turner.

Tintern has touched the world in many ways. It was the centre of industry for hundreds of years – conservation work has revealed that there were countless forges and furnaces along the Wye and its tributaries in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Brass was first made in Britain at the Abbey Forge and it was the first place to make wire on an industrial scale, most notably the first transatlantic cable was made here.

The completion of A466 road in the valley in 1829, and the arrival of the Wye Valley Railway in the 1970s, greatly increased the number of visitors and tourism became the mainstay of Tintern’s economy and remains so today. Besides many nature trails and activities in and around Tintern, there are also many attractions to visit, such as  Tintern Abbey, Parva Farm Vineyard, The Old Station Tintern, Stella & Rose Book Shop, Spirit of the Green Man Studio, Silver Circle Distillery etc.

There is plenty of choice of accommodation in Tintern, and the rates are reasonable if the bookings are made in advance.  Places include The Royal George Hotel, Parva Farmhouse, The Royal George Tintern, Tintern Abbey Cottage, Tintern Old Rectory B&B; holiday homes such as Cider Mill Lodge, Wye View, Riverside; other homes and cottages to rent can be found on www.airbnb.co.uk., and there are 3 campsites. There are also restaurants, pubs and coffee shops in Tintern for evening meals etc.

The historic market town of Chepstow is just 6 miles away from Tintern, and the bus service 69 runs hourly from about 7am until 7pm every day (weekends reduced schedule) between Tintern and Chepstow.  Chepstow has an ageless beauty, modern infrastructure, historic sights, places to stay, see and things to do.

The easiest, and cheapest way to get from London to Tintern is by bus or car. Buses run from London Victoria Coach Station to Chepstow 4 times a day, then there is a short bus or taxi ride to Tintern. Chepstow is connected with London via M4 and M48, with further 10 minutes’ drive from Chepstow to Tintern via A466. Trains go regularly from London Paddington train station to Chepstow via Newport or Gloucester.

                                     

Fees and Registration

If you are interested in attending the 4 day Yoga Retreat in Tintern from 9th until 12th July 2020 and wish to register, please email center-uk@palyul.eu. For any questions please email center-uk@playul.eu or phone Chonyi Wodser on 07865 047875.  It is advisable that you look for your accommodation and secure it in advance as Tintern is very popular and busy in summer months. Furthermore, if you are driving or don’t mind a short bus ride, you can consider arranging your stay in and around Chepstow.

The retreat is set to run in Tintern Village Hall, with each day finishing around 5.30pm.  Registration will take place on 9th July 2020 in the village hall from 8am until 8.30am, same day the retreat is scheduled to commence. A light vegetarian lunch, teas, coffees and refreshments will be served throughout the day at breaks. There is a car park at the village hall.

Please bring your own seating cushions, mats, blankets etc. for your own comfort. Shoes cannot be worn inside the hall, so it is recommended to wear slippers, flip flops or thick socks.  Every little helps to run the yoga retreat smoothly, and mindful conduct towards Sangha, fellow Dharma friends and the local community would be more than appreciated! The 4-day scheduled program and volunteering duties’ list will be announced in due course.

Fee for 4-day Yoga Retreat – GBP 150

Concession for full-time students, unemployed and pensioners – GBP 100

Weekend Fee Admission 11th – 12th July (early finish on Sunday 12th) –  GBP 100

Weekend concession for full-time students, unemployed and pensioners – GBP 80

Please register via email, and confirm payment via email.  Fees are payable directly to the Palyul Centre UK, the bank details are as follows:

Palyul Centre UK

Sort Code: 30-00-08

Account No: 00998550

We look forward to seeing you at the retreat on 9th July 2020 in Tintern.

Chonyi Wodser

Director, Palyul Centre UK.

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