24-26 August 2018 (3 days)
Venerable Sangter Rinpoche will be the head Lama leading the 9th Polish Kagyu Monlam. As usual, lamas from Benchen Monastery in Nepal, as well as Polish lamas will join the prayers.
On the second day, Rinpoche will bestow the Medicine Buddha empowerment.
Kagyu Monlam, which takes place every year in Bodhgaya in India, is weeklong prayers for the welfare of all beings. It brings together representatives of Kagyu monasteries, ordained sangha and lay practitioners from around the world. Its branches are also organized in other countries, mainly in Asia and, since few years, also in Europe and America. The first European Kagyu Monlam was held in Poland in 2010.
His Holiness the Karmapa, who attaches great importance to these events, took also patronage over the ceremony in Grabnik. The Kagyu Monlam Committee selects the lamas who come here to prepare tormas and the altar as well as to lead singing.
Detailed programme with the list of prayers you can find here.
Please register as early as possible, by the 20th of August at the very latest.
Registration can be completed using the registration form or by phone: +48 663 136 204 or +48 22 211 37 51 (every day except for Mondays between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, a break between 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm). Please fill in the form also for any accompanying person not participating in the sessions (child and adult).
All changes considering your stay should be submitted at least three days in advance. If you want to receive meals, please make a donation in advance.
One day - 75 PLN
Full Kagyu Monlam- 225 PLN
Empowerment without participation in other sessions – 70 PLN
Children and accompanying persons not participating in the sessions – 15 PLN per day
Additional stay not during the seminar – 15 PLN per day
Donations for the Kagyu Monlam are used to cover the expenses related to the preparation and duration of the ceremony. Additional donations that will be used for further development of the Centre Grabnik (the construction of the temple, stupa, kitchen etc.) are welcome.
All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 10 PLN, lunch 13 PLN, dinner 10 PLN (full board - 33 PLN).
Note: If you plan to take the sojong vows don't reserve dinner for those days!
Please bring your own mug.
Prepayment is not equivalent to registering for the seminar! Please remember to register!
- We cannot guarantee meals to those who do not register and make a donation on time.
- Meals are served at fixed hours.
- Please think your order through. There are no returns for ordered and not used meals, unless a resignation is submitted three days in advance.
In order to avoid misunderstandings and make the work of our team easier, please read the Participant's Vademecum which explains what to bring, where to stay, how to behave and more.