Friday, 22 May 2009

Scenes from Sogyal Rinpoche's Spring Retreat in Berlin

New Standing Buddha Statue in the Entrance Hall of Rigpa's Berlin Centre

About 400 people are attending a 4-day meditation retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche in Rigpa's fabulous Berlin Centre.

On the first day of the retreat (Thursday 21st May), Rinpoche practised Tendrel Nyesel with the students and taught on meditation and buddha nature.

In the evening Sogyal Rinpoche and all the students lined up to greet Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, with traditional white scarves, incense, music and lots of excitement.

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche is visiting Berlin after having recently taught the Three Year Retreatants in Lerab Ling, and having visited Dzogchen Beara, Rigpa's retreat centre in Ireland.

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche (L) being greeted by Sogyal Rinpoche and Rigpa students.

The Berlin retreat continues until Sunday.

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