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Teachings with Lama Mark Webber (Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen) in Europe 2023

May 26 June 18 UTC-8

Retreat in Ortisei, Italy: Friday, May 26 to Thursday, June 1

Vast Compassion – Principles of Tantric Meditation

Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen will give an introduction to the basics of tantric meditation, deepen our understanding of reality – what are we looking for and how can we achieve it? – and show how to come to a loving kindness and compassion that includes all beings.

The teachings will be based on Jamgon Kongtrul’s Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Meditation.

For more information, please contact Doris Unterthurner: d.unterthurner@gmail.com


Weekend-Teachings in Hamburg, Germany: Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11

An Instruction on the View of the Mahāyāna

By Patrul Rinpoche

Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen will give teachings and explanations on the two truths, what is to be accomplished and how to put it into practice by way of Patrul Rinpoche’s Clarifying the Two Truths: Instruction on the View of the Mahāyāna.

For more information, please contact Lotus-See Drikung Dharma Zentrum: lotusseehamburg@web.de


Weekend-Teachings in Zürich, Switzerland: Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18

The Four Noble Truths – Magnifying Compassion and Wisdom

Why meditate? Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen will present a brief introductory tour of the essence of Buddha Dharma: The view, meditation and conduct.

Magnifying Compassion and Wisdom: The contemplations of “The Four Noble Truths” through the three cycles of Buddhist Teachings with readings, commentary and instructions from classic texts and with support from Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen’s study guide.

For more information, please contact Eva and Michael Gohl: eva.gohl@bluewin.ch


Lama Mark Webber (Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen) has been studying andteaching Buddha Dharma through the traditions of Buddhism for almost fifty years. His universalist approach is classically founded in Buddhism and a number of meditative traditions while integrating with contemporary life, science and the richness of modern Western culture. Lama Mark studied and practiced Abhidhamma and the Vipassana method of Mahasi Sayadaw U Sobhana under the guidance of the Insight master Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche and his first teacher Ven. Chorpel Dolma (Mrs. Raff). In 1976, while in a three month Abhidhamma/Insight retreat, Namgyal Rinpoche directed Lama Mark to begin teaching this profound tradition to Rinpoche’s students. Soon after he was directed to give guidance on Vajrayana meditations. From the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche and other masters such as the late Drikung Lho Ontul Rinpoche, Lama Mark has studied, received, practiced and continues to teach Vajrayana transmissions of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

Through clarity, joy and humour, Lama Mark’s emphasis with practitioners and students is on uncovering pure Dharma to reveal its extraordinary benefits and share the great joy of its deep study, meditative practices and integration into all aspects of our lives.

Lama Mark resides on Galiano Island, near Vancouver, BC, Canada, but teaches around the world for much of the year.

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