27-29 August 2021 (3 days)
Detailed schedule of daily sessions is available here.
Kagyu Monlam Poland is a part of an international Kagyu Monlam led under the guidance of His Holiness the 17th Gjalwang Karmapa. International Kagyu Monlam Committee annually delegates Umdze to lead the prayers as well as monks to prepare tormas. Every year one Rinpoche from Karma Kagyu tradition is invited to lead Kagyu Monlam as a main Lama. In Grabnik it was two times Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, two times Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche and six times Venerable Sangter Rinpoche. Khenpos and Lamas from Benchen Monastery in Nepal and European lamas take part in the prayers as well.
This year, as in the previous year, due to the epidemic, guests from Asia are not able to come. The number of people allowed to be in the Centre in Grabnik also must be limited. Nevertheless, following the advice of His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, we continue annual Monlam. Last year Rinpoche advised to continue the practice of Kagyu Monlam even in a small group.
The 12th Kagyu Monlam will be led by Lama Rinchen.
The number of people allowed to be in the temple will be limited (providing the situation as well as the regulations in Poland will not change). Please note that fully vaccinated people are not included in number limits.
The ceremonies will be streamed as well, so everyone will be able to join the prayers. The streaming will be publicly available on our YouTube channel Benchen Poland.
Registration deadline (and prepayment for meals) – till the 20th of August.
Registration can be completed by using the registration form. Please fill in the form also for any accompanying person not participating in the sessions.
The number of people allowed to be in the temple will be limited, in accordance with applicable pandemic regulations. Please note that fully vaccinated people are not included in number limits.
All changes considering your stay should be submitted at least three days in advance.
The ceremonies will be streamed as well. The streaming will be publicly available on our YouTube channel Benchen Poland.
Our Buddhist Centre in Grabnik is maintained exclusively by donations, therefore each, even very symbolic, amount offered money is important and appreciated. Those who would like to support us, may do the donations via transfer to our bank account or with a use of a debit card (see: donate) or in cash at the Centre.
One day – 50 PLN
Full Kagyu Monlam – 150 PLN
Additional stay not during the seminar – 15 PLN per day
Children and accompanying persons not participating in the sessions – 15 PLN per day
All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 10 PLN, lunch 15 PLN, dinner 10 PLN (full board - 35 PLN)
Please bring your own mug.
Prepayment is not equivalent to registering for the seminar! Please remember to register!
We are not able to guarantee meals to those arriving unannounced.
- We cannot guarantee meals to those who do not register and make a donation on time.
- Meals are served at fixed hours (breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.).
- Please think your order through. There are no returns for ordered and not used meals, unless a resignation is submitted three days in advance.
- Kagyu Monlam Book (digital version available here)
- Long Life Prayers (PDF file - Tibetan + Polish transcription)
- The Ceremony of Offering Lama the Mandala of Universe (PDF file - Tibetan + Polish transcription)
- Medicine Buddha Puja text
- Milarepa Guru Yoga
GUIDE FOR PARTICIPANTS
In order to avoid misunderstandings and make the work of our team easier, please read the Guide for Participants which explains what to bring, where to stay, how to behave and more.