BUDDHIST SUMMER MEDITATION, TEACHINGS AND RETREAT IN MONGOLIA
14 July – 30 July, 2014
The 30-hour summer retreat is the first occasion when foreigners can have a look in the authentic life of Mongolian Buddhist monasteries. The participants will live in monasteries having morning meditation sessions and common meals with local monks, and studying Buddhist philosophy from eminent Mongolian and Tibetan masters including Gavj Shunlaiv Gundsambuu who studied in Dharamsala, Gavj Nyamsambuu who studied in Gomang Datsan for ten years, and also in Oxford, and Lharampa Geshe Agvaanchultum from Gomang Datsan, India.
The summer retreat will start after the State Naadam Festival held on 11-12 July, and end before the Kālacakra Initiation planned to be given by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama in Ulaanbaatar on 1 August. This is an auspicious year for Mongolian devotees as His Holiness will visit and bless their country.
Geshe Dashdemberel, abbot of Pethub Monastery will open the summer retreat. He studied in Gomang Datsan and in Dharamsala, and will introduce the history of Pethub Monastery as well as the history of Mongolian Buddhism in his talk on 14 July.
During the two-week period the participants will acquire not only theoretic and practical education but will be familiar with Mongolian Buddhism and Mongolian culture. A multi-language certificate will be given to all participants who achieve the summer retreat that will end by the blessing given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during an audience of the study group.
See details: Summer Retreat in Mongolia 2014