All Virtuous Beings are Invited to Attend
The Second Annual Buddha Path
Great Miracle Aspiration Retreat
Pilgrimage and Practice at the Great Holy Site of Shravasti, India
His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
along with the International Dzogchen Sangha
Tuesday the 7th of March through Tuesday the 14th of March, 2017
Last updated: January 14, 2017
At this exact holy site, 2,937 years ago from the Female Fire Bird Year, 2017, our Supreme Teacher Buddha Shakyamuni displayed extraordinary miracles.
To commemorate this auspicious event of the 2,937th Anniversary of the Great Miracle Display, our kind teacher, His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, will conduct a Buddha Path One-Week Retreat with teachings and practice on the Great Miracles of the Supreme Guide Buddha Shakyamuni.
Please add this Buddha Path Great Miracle Aspiration Retreat to your calendar and joyfully send this link to your contact lists so that other people may also have the opportunity to attend this auspicious event.
About this Holy Site, the Excellent Gathered Perfection of Sacred Location
This holy site of Shravasti, India is where our Supreme Guide Buddha Shakyamuni displayed the fifteen great miracles 2,937 years ago and conducted summer retreats for 23 years. Thus, most of the Buddhist system was established at, and flourished from, this very sacred holy place. Therefore, those who are able to gather in this holy place to profoundly commemorate these fifteen great miracles of Buddha, wisely study these fifteen extraordinary miracles, and faithfully practice these fifteen powerful miracles will accomplish the common and supreme attainments. More information on these miracles is described below.
Also at this time, Rinpoche and the Sangha may make pilgrimage around this holy area. For those who would like to make pilgrimage to the other major Buddhist holy sites such as Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Kushinagar, and so on, Rinpoche and the Sangha will provide guidance.
About this Holy Time, the Excellent Gathered Perfection of Auspicious Time
The time of our Miracle Retreat will include the following auspicious great miracle days and thus all of our practices will accumulate millions of times more virtuous karma.
The Tenth Day of Miracles, Tuesday, 7th March, 2017
On this day 2,937 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni gloriously displayed the Miracle of the Incredible Luminous Body Expanding From Mount Meru to the Peak of the Formless God Realm at this holy site of Shravasti for countless enlightened beings, gods, humans, nagas, and various other beings.
The Eleventh Day of Miracles, Wednesday, 8th March, 2017
On this day 2,937 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni gloriously displayed the Miracle of the Luminous Five-Colored Rainbow Sphere of Primordial Omniscient Wisdom at this holy site of Shravasti for countless enlightened beings, gods, humans, nagas, and various other beings.
The Twelfth Day of Miracles, Thursday, 9th March, 2017
On this day 2,937 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni gloriously displayed the Miracle of Great Love and Compassion at this holy site of Shravasti for countless enlightened beings, gods, humans, nagas, and various other beings.
The Thirteenth Day of Miracles, Friday, 10th March, 2017
On this day 2,937 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni gloriously displayed the Miracle of Exponential Emanation Bodies of Buddha at this holy site of Shravasti for countless enlightened beings, gods, humans, nagas, and various other beings.
The Fourteenth Day of Miracles, Saturday, 11th March, 2017
On this day 2,937 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni gloriously displayed the Miracle of Great Flowers on Wisdom-Horse Chariots at this holy site of Shravasti for countless enlightened beings, gods, humans, nagas, and various other beings.
The Fifteenth Day of Miracles, Sunday, 12th March, 2017
On this day 2,937 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni gloriously displayed the
The International Dzogchen Shri Singha Community is honored to invite all Sangha and friends to attend The Buddha Path Great Miracle Aspiration Retreat from 4pm on Tuesday, the 7th of March, until 4pm Tuesday, the 14th of March, 2017 to study and practice these auspicious miracles of Buddha Shakyamuni at this holy site of Shravasti, India.
Our Kind Vajra Master
We are extremely happy to announce that our kind teacher His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, a Dzogchen Lineage Holder and founder of the Dzogchen Buddha Path International Organizations, will lead this Buddha Path Great Miracle Aspiration Retreat and provide daily instruction to all students during the entire retreat.
His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in 2014. Photo by Wongmo.
This retreat is an extraordinary opportunity to receive profound instructions directly from a living Vajra Master born and trained in Tibet.
Bio of His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
Applications are currently being accepted. We welcome applications from all who would like to attend. We encourage all sincere and well-intentioned Buddhist students to apply.
Admission to the Buddha Path Great Miracle Aspiration Retreat will be based on an application process. The Buddha Path Miracle Retreat Committee will review all applications.
Attendance is very limited; not everyone who applies will necessarily be admitted. Those who want to participate must apply before the application deadline of January 25, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.
The application process is as follows:
- Applicant fills out this online application form .
- The Local Dharma Center Director acknowledges the receipt of the application and may send more information.
- The Local Dharma Center Director interviews the applicant in person or over the phone.
- The Local Dharma Center Director presents the applicant to the Buddha Path Miracle Retreat Committee for approval.
- If approved, the Retreat Director asks the applicant to sign the Retreat Agreement and return it with a 25% non-refundable down payment in order to reserve a room.
Early applications will be considered first and will have a better opportunity to be accepted.
Retreat Fees and Payments
$1,200 USD - For all participants.
Special Note: If Miracle Retreat participants attend the 2017 One-Month Summer Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat at Dzogchen Retreat Center USA, then they will receive a $200 USD credit toward their Internship fee. Those who attend the Three-Month Dzogchen Lineage Internship Program 2017 at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA will receive a $600 USD credit toward their Internship fee. All fees must be paid in full by February 1, 2017. Prompt payment will help us prepare for the retreat in advance.
How Everyone Can Participate in this Great Miracle Aspiration Event
If you cannot attend this Buddha Path Great Miracle Aspiration Retreat, please support those who are planning to participate in this retreat. We sincerely request your support. Please contact the Retreat Director if you would like to contribute or volunteer.
Sponsoring and Supporting This Miracle Event
Even if you will not be able to attend this retreat, you or anyone else you know will earn tremendous merit by supporting those who do. As retreat fees do not fully cover the cost of running this retreat program, your financial contributions provide an invaluable condition for the success of this retreat.
We are soliciting donations to help make some limited sponsorships available. Please contact the retreat director if you are able to contribute to the sponsorship fund.
We also accept donations of property and stocks. As our Organizations are non-profit organizations, your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Supporting Buddhist education generates great merit for the donor. If you would like to contribute financially or with your time, please contact us. Your assistance is necessary and greatly appreciated.
There are many ways you can help
- Offer donations of money, property, or stock
- Sponsor students or other volunteers
- Recite the Heartfelt Dharma Aspiration Prayer [Insert Link]
- Encourage your friends to participate
Please visit the Contact page for a list of retreat contacts.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your Local Dharma Center.