SEPTEMBER, 15  2000
The  5th Vajravidya  Maine Retreat
Thrangu Rinpoche is a master of mahamudra as well as the appointed head scholar of the Kagyu lineage. He was recently chosen by the 17th Karmapa and H.H. the Dalai Lama to be the Karmapa's tutor. Rinpoche is renowned for the clarity of his teachings.

Teachings on The Union Of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
         At the Sky-Hy Lodge in Topsham, Maine,  Sept 11 - Sept 17

Because of the nature of the teachings, participants are asked to attend the complete retreat. People unable to do so may come the first two days.  The facility is very nice with a great view, but the kitchen and housing can accommodate by law a limited number of people. Registration will be done on a first come basis. The registrar must receive full payment for the retreat fee in order for one to be registered. Full payment must be received by August 18 (it may be necessary to close the retreat before Aug.18). This will be the only notification retreatants with email addresses will receive, so please print it out, save it, copy it for others who might be interested. A small mailing will go out soon to centers and those without email.  Confirmation of registration, directions to the center, and infomation on what to bring will be emailed or mailed when your check is received.

            Full retreat including 3 meals & sleeping accommodations..$ 420
            Full retreat for commuters including lunch................$ 315
            Two-day fee including 3 meals & sleeping accommodations...$ 160
            Two-day commuter fee including lunch......................$ 120

There are 50 beds in dorm rooms of 4-8 bunk beds. The beds will be assigned to those who register first. Additional large rooms are available with floor space for sleeping bag/pad. Meals will be mostly vegetarian.

To Register : send check (payable to Namo Buddha Seminar) to:
Phil Frey,  P.O. Box 173, Sullivan, Maine, 04664

For more information, please contact:
Sheila Denny-Brown, HCR 77, Box 164A, Hancock, Maine, 04640
email:       phone: (207) 422-3367

 September 11-17, 2000




I/we are registering for:
    ___ Full retreat with room and board - $420

    ___ Full retreat - commuter          - $315

    ___ Sept. 11-12 with room and board  - $160

    ___ Sept. 11-12 commuter             - $120

    ___ Donation for scholarshop students (much metit for donors!)$______

        Please make check out to Namo Buddha Seminar and send to:
        Phil Frey, P.O. Box 173 Sullivan, ME 04664

The Spiritual Biography of Rechungpa

The sangha of Kamtsang Sherab Choling, Honolulu, Hawaii, is delighted to announce our sponsorship for the publishing of The Spiritual Biography of Rechungpa by the Ven. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, eminent scholar of the Karma Kagyu lineage and recently appointed tutor to HH the 17th Karmapa, Urgyen Trinley Dorje.

Rechungpa was a great yogi of the Kagyu lineage and one of the main disciples of Milerepa.  We would like to thank Clark Johnson of NamoBuddha Seminar for the opportunity to publish this most precious dharma teaching.  A special fund has been set up for donations so that we may raise the $3,000 needed for the initial printing of 1,000 volumes.

Those who make donations to publish dharma texts contribute to the preservation of dharma teachings, increase their own and other’s wisdom, remove obstacles to obtaining knowledge, as well as generate wealth, happiness and good health through the practice of generosity.

This is a very rare and auspicious opportunity for us all to practice dharma generosity as explained by HE Tai Situ Rinpoche in his teaching on Zhine.

When we reach our initial goal of $3,000, we will request Thrangu Gompa in Boudhanath, Nepal, to perform Green Tara Puja for all the donors.  For donors who make offerings of $250.00 or more, we will request a page in the book acknowledging their generosity towards publishing this work.

A portion of the books will go to NamoBuddha Seminar to benefit Thrangu Rinpoche’s activities and a portion of the books will go to Kamtsang Sherab Choling to benefit through the book sales.

Kamtsang Sherab Choling is a nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible.

Donations may be mailed to:

Ven. Lama Wangchuk
Kamtsang Sherab Choling
PO Box 62261
Honolulu, HI  96839

Please specify that the offering is a donation towards the publishing of The Spiritual Biography of Rechungpa and include your name, address, and email or phone number.

Any questions or suggestions regarding the funding of the book may be directed to Ven. Lama Wangchuk:

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