with Kimberly Poppe and Olivier Raurich
From Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 July 2014
Open to Everyone
This retreat offers a complete and authentic grounding in the practice and purpose of meditation.
Each day there will be a spacious schedule that allows plenty of time for meditation, as well as contemplation and discussion.
The first five days we will be emphasizing more on the teachings on meditation with much time for practice, followed by four days of going more deeply into the practice of meditation.
The beautiful, authentic and natural environment of the Lerab Ling temple is ideal if you are new to meditation, have followed meditation courses before or would like to refresh your practice.
Starts: Saturday 5 July at 10am
Ends: Sunday 13 July in the afternoon
Check-in and pick-up badges:
Friday 4 July from 3pm to 6pm
Saturday 5 July from 8am to 9.45am
Teaching Fees (does not include meals or accommodation)
Sponsor: €320 – Support those who are not able to attend the event
Concession: €270 – Who is eligible?
Language of teachings: English and French
Translation: Spanish and German. Italian and Chinese on demand
Rigpé Yeshé - Programme for Children
There will be a programme for children and teenagers, whose parents are taking part in this retreat.
More information about registration (paper forms, fees, refund policy)
Meal and Accommodation Prices
This is a high season priced event.
You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat online.
More information about accommodation in the surrounding villages
Shuttle bus from Montpellier
Arrival day: Friday 4 July
Departure from Montpellier airport at 4pm
Departure from Montpellier train station at 4.30pm
Shuttle bus to Montpellier
Departure day: Sunday 13 July
There will be a shuttle bus in the afternoon.
The exact time will be confirmed later
For more information
Please contact Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
or tel: +33 4 67 88 46 09. The best time to reach us is
between 10am and 12:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Kimberly Poppe was born in the United States and studied English and Theatre at Wesleyan University. She met Sogyal Rinpoche in New York City in 1997 and has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism under his and other great teachers' guidance ever since. She moved to Europe in 2000 and attended the Three Year Retreat at Lerab Ling in France from 2006-2009. As Sogyal Rinpoche's teaching assistant, Kimberly currently travels and supports his teachings around the world. In particular, she specializes in presenting meditation. She also enjoys the practice of contemplative photography.
Olivier Raurich has been a student of Sogyal Rinpoche for 30 years, as well as his personal translator in France. He is frequently giving lectures, weekends and retreats on Buddhism based on Sogyal Rinpoche’s teachings. He is giving interviews regularly at the national French TV on how the Buddhist approach is relevant for today's world. He has a particular ability to communicate the teachings in a way that speaks directly to the heart of our modern daily life and concerns.
We all want to be happy but often the relentless pace and challenges of life make it impossible to know where to look for happiness. Through the wisdom of meditation, however, we can find peace and contentment. To our amazement, we discover a profound stillness and clarity that is always with us, beneath the turbulence of all our thoughts and emotions. By allowing our mind to settle more and more in this natural clarity in a very spacious and relaxed way, then what happens is quite extraordinary: we begin to
discover the sky-like nature of our mind. This in turn brings a certain stability with which we can face life and the complexity of the world, with carefree dignity, with composure, ease and humour.
Lerab Ling Yearly Pass
The Yearly Pass allows you to attend events in Lerab Ling at a special rate of 170€ per month. More information about the Yearly Pass