Retreat with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in
Switzerland, 26-28 May 2017
“We are all beings of light. The space and light are always here, in this very moment. They exist in all areas of our experience and our being. We need only learn to recognize the essence that is already there. Working with our own awareness, attitudes and behavior, we can bring more openness, lightness and improvements in our daily lives. Energy and appearances are no longer an obstacle, but instead are an unceasing opportunity to recognize our origin, our source.
With meditation practice we are able to return to the place where it is possible to connect with the clear light in oneself, and to realize that light in oneself and to manifest it in one’s life.”
(Edited excerpts from Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Snow Lion 2011)
With his usual skillful approach, Rinpoche will present these teachings in a way that allows us to apply them directly. The meditation instructions and the group practice sessions will help us come closer to the source of light within ourselves. With this practice, we will be able to bring more light into our own life and other’s lives.
This retreat is open to everyone.
The cost for the whole three-day retreat is CHF 210. If you only wish to register for one or two days of the seminar, each day will cost CHF 80. (Please note that priority is given to those registering for all three days.)
Salle polyvalente, Route de Gruyères 26, 1661 Le Pâquier-Montbarry
The programme will take place from 26-28 May, 2017. The teachings are tentatively scheduled from 9:30 to 12:30 am, and from 2:30 to 5:00 pm, but subject to change. Any schedule changes will be posted on this website or communicated during the seminar.
We will provide chairs and cushions, but if you want to make sure you’re comfortable, we suggest you consider bringing your own cushion, blanket, etc.
You will find various options to eat in the vicinity of the seminar venue.
PLEASE NOTE: Given the timing of lunch break and the scarcity of trains to and from Bulle and Gruyères, we strongly advise those who don’t have their own transportation to bring their lunch with them (picnic).
A few restaurants close to the venue:
- Le Jardin de Chine, in Le Pâquier (reachable on foot): Tel: +41 26 912 43 78
- La Maison du Gruyère, à Gruyères-gare (3 min. by train from Le Pâquier): www.lamaisondugruyere.ch
- Brasserie du Relais, à Gruyères-gare (3 min. by train from Le Pâquier): www.brasseriedurelais.ch
- Auberge de la Loue, in Pringy: aubergedelaloue.ch
- La Pinte des Vernes, in Pringy: Tel: +41 26 534 27 94
- Various restaurants in Gruyères: la-gruyere.ch/fr/gastronomie-sortir-la-gruyere/Restaurants/finder-restaurant.html#resultset
- L’Auberge de la Croix-Blanche, in Epagny: Tel: +41 26 921 21 32
- Le Code Bar, Migros, in La Tour-de-Trême: www.centrelatour.ch
Weather permitting, there is the option to picnic outside the seminar hall.
Food stores in the vicinity:
- Le Petit Centre Commercial, in Le Pâquier
- La Migros, in la Tour-de-Trême
- La Maison du Gruyère, in Pringy
Gruyères and Bulle
The seminar will take place during Ascension, which is a public holiday. Some shops might be closed and the very touristic areas like the town of Gruyères might be full. Accordingly, we recommend you make your meal and accommodation arrangements as far in advance as possible.
Payments are non-refundable. In case of a major problem, on a case-by-case basis we may reimburse the amount of your payment less 25%, as a gesture of goodwill.
Please register using the registration form at the bottom of the page. (This is the only way to register for this retreat.)
We invite you to read carefully all the useful information related to the retreat below. After reading all the information carefully and following the registration process, should you have any remaining questions, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all questions/requests related to lodging and transportation, i.e. questions/requests that are not directly related to the retreat itself, please contact the Gruyères tourist office directly: www.la-gruyere.ch – Tel: +41 (0)848 424 424
By car: From the highway, take the ‘Bulle’ exit, and then at the first roundabout follow the direction of ‘Gruyères – Le Moléson’. Continue for about 4 km and then follow the direction ‘Le Pâquier’.
Parking: There is a parking lot opposite to the hall. Other parking places are available in the village and near the church.
By train: The train stop is situated right next to the teaching hall. First, take a train to Bulle. From Bulle, take another train to Le Pâquier-Montbarry station. Train schedules are available here: www.cff.ch
Registration and payment
Please note that your registration will be confirmed only after receipt of payment.
Please note as well that priority is given to those registering for the whole three days. Those of you who register for one or two days only will be put on a waitlist and confirmed only after the 20th of April 2017.
Reference for payment:
NB: Please mention “Cotisations retraite” in the line for communications in your payment.
Banque Raiffeisen du Gibloux
Agence Avry devant Pont
Rte de l’Eglise 12, 1644 Avry devant Pont
Association Culture-Santé SPICA
Rue des Planchettes 17
IBAN : CH10 8015 5000 0044 4073 9
Swift code RAIFCH22155