Date(s) - March 1, 2019 - March 5, 2019
Nectar of the Path
Teachings on the Path of Awakening
With Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga
Groton, Massachusetts, USA
The Buddhist path is rooted in the understanding that awakening is not a goal to be achieved, but an immanent reality that we can recognize in the present moment. There are many practical tools that we can use to on the path of awakening, including profound contemplations, simple exercises to explore the nature of awareness, and meditations that employ the imagination to put us in touch with a sense of contentment and equanimity that does not depend on the circumstances of our lives.
In this five-day retreat, we will focus on The Nectar of the Path, a concise, profound, and beautiful Buddhist practice composed by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. It will provide a rare opportunity to learn the practice from Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga, and, for those already practicing The Nectar of the Path, to deepen understanding and experience. The retreat will include teachings by Khenpo Kunga, guided meditations, group discussions and periods of silence.
These teachings are open to anyone interested in Buddhist study and practice. For those who are interested, Khenpo Kunga will offer an opportunity to take refuge vows during the retreat. Taking the refuge vow is the step of committing oneself to follow the Buddha’s teachings.
About Khenpo Kunga
Khenpo Kunga became a monk at a young age and began his education at Tergar monastery, where he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. At fifteen, he participated in a traditional three-year meditation retreat. Following this period of intense meditation practice, he entered the renowned Dzongsar monastic college near Dharamsala in Northwest India. Khenpo studied there for eleven years and received his Khenpo degree (equivalent to a PhD). Read more…
March 1-5, 2019
The retreat begins on Friday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. and ends Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m.
The daily schedule will include six to eight hours of meditation per day (practiced in thirty-minute sessions.)
Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center
167 Prescott Street
Groton, MA 01450
There are a limited number of double share rooms available at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center. Please indicate when you register if you would like accommodations. Area residents are encouraged to commute daily to permit out-of-town participants to stay at Grotonwood.
- Program and Meals: $425 (does not include accommodations)
- Program, Meals and Grotonwood Double Room: $675 (price per person sharing a room with two beds). Participants must provide bedding including pillows, sheets and blankets.
- Full payment is requested at the time of registration.
- Please consider adding a tax-deductible donation to your registration. Your generosity enables Tergar to offer financial assistance to those who might otherwise not be able to attend.
- If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend, please contact us about financial assistance at email@example.com.
Additional Local Accommodations:
The Groton Inn, 128 Main Street, Groton MA, Phone: 978-448-6600
Courtyard by Marriott, 102 Constitution Avenue, Littleton, MA, Phone: 978-440-5040
The retreat center will provide vegetarian meals. Please indicate during registration if you have other dietary restrictions.
For cancellations before December 28, there will be a $50 administration fee. For cancellations between December 28 and February 15, there will be a cancellation fee of $150. Cancellations after February 15 will be subject to full cancellation penalties.
For information about the program, contact:
Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center, Groton MA, United States