28 January - 3 February 2019 (7 days)
Gutor is an intensive week-long Mahakala practice, which, in accordance with many-centuries long tradition of the Kagyu Lineage is performed before Losar - Tibetan New Year. We will practice from morning till evening, in four sessions.
The text of the puja can be recited only by people who have received the Mahakala Bernagchen empowerment, yet everyone can take part in this event. You can stay at this time in the temple and while listening to the puja recite the prayers you know or do your own meditation, you can also sponsor the stay or meals of the participants, or make donations for the materials needed to prepare the ritual (rice for offering bowls, oats for tormas, butter for torma ornaments, tealights, incense, tsok offerings etc.) or for refreshments for the participants. Thanks to these activities you will acquire merit and receive the same blessing as the participants who recite the puja.
Practice will begin with the evening session on the 27th of January (at 6:30 p.m.). Then from the 28th of January to the 3rd of February we will practice in four sessions daily, same way as every year.
1st session: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
2nd session: 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
3rd session: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4th session: 6.30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
On Sunday, the 3rd of February, there will be the culminating part of the week-long puja. Torma, which absorbs during the practice all negativities of the previous year as well as all the obstacles which may appear in the future, will be put into the fire and burnt.
We will conclude with the morning session on the 4th of February about 8:30 a.m.
Please register as early as possible, by the 23rd of January 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).
If you have received the Mahakala Bernagchen empowerment and would like to order the text, please do it also before the 23rd of January. We provide Polish transcription only.
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.
From 28 January to 3 February (7 days) - 25 PLN daily
Evening session on the 27th of January and morning session on the 4th of February - no charge
BONUS for those who will take part in the whole seminar - all 7 days for 150 PLN (bonus does not include food fee). Bonus is for those who will register and pay the whole amount at latest by the 23rd of January.
Note: Those who resign from some parts of the seminar cannot use the bonus.
Children and accompanying persons not participating in the sessions – 15 PLN per day
Additional stay not during the seminar – 15 PLN per day
All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 10 PLN, lunch 13 PLN, dinner 10 PLN (full board - 33 PLN).
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 (breakfast at 9 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 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.
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.
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