Phowa Foundation
A Special Project of Orgyen Khamdroling

2017 Upcoming Phowa Foundation Programs

GROUND OF COMPASSION: Continuing the Introduction to Dying With Confidence
With Anyen Rinpoche
September 9-10, 2017
Bainbridge Island, WA

We are pleased to announce Ground of Compassion: Continuing the Introduction to Dying With Confidence, a 2 day retreat with Anyen Rinpoche scheduled September 9-10, 2017 on Bainbridge Island, WA. Anyen Rinpoche will be traveling from his home in Denver to offer this unique set of teachings and to continue to lay the groundwork for the Dying With Confidence Training Program which follows in 2018!

Each day, we will begin with gentle yoga and breath work to prepare the body for meditation practice. Daily teachings may include topics such as facing the experience of illness and death (both one's own death and that of friends and loved ones), shamatha (sitting practice), lojong (mind training), impermanence and bodhicitta, the compassionate wish to help all beings attain enlightened mind. This retreat is appropriate for practitioners of all experience levels!


It is helpful to prepare for the retreat by reading Anyen Rinpoche's book, Dying with Confidence. It includes Rinpoche's heart advice to support practitioners through the dying process. The Dying with Confidence training program will give students the guidance and opportunity to master all the skills necessary for a practitioner to use death as an opportunity for enlightenment and to help all sentient beings. To order from Amazon Books, please click here.

Anyen Rinpoche has been teaching Westerners on the important topic of death and dying for many years, and has developed a transformative series of retreats called Dying with Confidence (DWC). This Introductory retreat will lay the foundation for students wanting to continue to the formal levels of the DWC training program later in 2018.

How to register: Please click here to fill out a short application . Once approved, you will be notified via email and you will receive a PayPal invoice to pay for the retreat. Space is limited, so please apply soon!

Also, click on this link for the flyer for this retreat in case you'd like to help us spread the word. Please email info@phowafoundation.org if you have any questions.

We look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you.

Dying with Confidence Training Program Level I
January 25-29, 2018
Ruskin, Florida

We are pleased to announce that Anyen Rinpoche is bringing the Dying With Confidence training series to Florida. Level I, a 5-day training, will be held in Ruskin (near Tampa) on January 25-29, 2018, with the second and third levels planned for October/November, 2018 and March 2019, respectively. Anyen Rinpoche will be traveling from his home in Denver to give this unique set of teachings.

Anyen Rinpoche has been teaching westerners on the important topic of death and dying for many years and has developed this transformative series of Dying With Confidence trainings. With guidance, students have the opportunity to master all the skills necessary for a practitioner to use death as a cause for enlightenment and to help all sentient beings.

Rinpoche uniquely tailors the teachings to each group. Past Level I trainings have included:


Retreat details

Daily schedule (tentatively): January 25-29, 2018; 8am- 7:pm with tea breaks, meal breaks, and gentle guided stretching

Tuition: The suggested donation for the full retreat is $405* per person. *This price is tentative and is based on the assumption that we will be able to rent out all four beds in the house- see below.

Location: We have rented a gorgeous vacation home in Ruskin, FL (near Tampa) where we will host the entire retreat. Rinpoche and Allison will be staying at the house, and there are two bedrooms (four beds total) available for retreatants to rent out. Staying at the home will be an amazing opportunity to spend time with Rinpoche. Also, you'd have access to the kitchen! The rental fee will be $250 per bed for the entire retreat, and it's possible to rent an entire room. We are counting on being able to rent out all four beds to students, which has tentatively allowed us to lower the tuition for all. Contact kayla@orgyenkhamdroling.org if you are interested in reserving a bed. First come, first served; they will go quick!

Preparation: Anyen Rinpoche's book, Dying with Confidence, includes Rinpoche's heart advice to support practitioners through the dying process.

HOW TO ATTEND:

3300 Josephine Street, Denver, CO 80205