Atiyoga teaching

Direct introduction
to the nature of mind

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu


12th –14th AUGUST 2016

Prague, Czech Republic

Fourteen years since his first visit, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is coming to Prague to transmit the Dzogchen teaching. We look forward to welcoming you to this unique event!

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Teacher


The teacher who introduced Dzogchen to the Western world

“When I left Tibet and settled in the West, I realised that the Dzogchen Teaching was a vast body of knowledge that could help us live our condition, as human beings, better, beyond any cultural context, allowing for a natural spiritual and social evolution.” Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

About the Teacher

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is the supreme present-day representative of the tradition of the Dzogchen (Great Perfection) Teachings, an ancient teaching which can help to direct people towards a natural condition of non-violence, compassion and kindness.

The message

The message delivered by the Master for the past 50 years is that it is possible to live harmoniously, even in the midst of chaotic, modern daily life and lead a lifestyle that is relaxed, collaborative and peaceful.

Full biography will be published here

Programme


Discover Dzogchen Teaching

During the Prague retreat held in the venue of Industrial Palace you can be looking forward to the following program:

Day 1 - 12th August
  • 12:00 - 15:30 - Registration
  • 16:00 - 18:00 - Teaching session
  • 18:30 - 20:00 - Explanation of Guruyoga transmission led by Lukas Chmelik
day 2 - 13th August
  • 05:00 - 06:00 - Worldwide Guruyoga Transmission (Anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal)
  • 08:00 - 09:00 - Yantra Yoga
  • 10:00 - 12:00 - Teaching session
  • 14:00 - 15:00 - Explanation of Short Ganapuja led by Lukas Chmelik
  • 15:00 - 15:40 - Short introduction to main practices used in Dzogchen (Santi Maha Sangha, Yantra Yoga, The Dance of the Vajra, Khaita) led by Oliver Leick
  • 16:00 - 18:00 - Teaching session
  • 18:30 - 20:00 - Short Ganapuja, after this singing and Khaita dances
day 3 - 14th August
  • 08:00 - 09:00 - Yantra Yoga
  • 10:00 - 12:00 - Teaching session
  • 14:00 - 15:00 - Presentation of ASIA
  • 15:00 - 17:00 - Dance of Vajra
  • 17:00 - 19:00 - Singing and Khaita dances

Any changes in the hourly schedule will be published here.



Registration

If you wish to attend to this event please register below.



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Your registration will help us a lot in the event organization! Please register here even if you are following our Facebook event already.

The registration desk opens on Friday 12:00. Each participant will receive there the entrance batch indispensable for entering the main hall as well as materials necessary for the retreat participation (text of morning practice etc.).

The recording of the Teaching will be also sent to you to the e-mail address entered/confirmed at the registration desk.


Other information

Following weekend 19. 8. - 21. 8. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu will transmit the Dzogchen teachings in Bratislava. For more information click here

Evolutions Creations, i.e ornaments and protection amulets made personally by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu will be available in Prague on Saturday and Sunday, each day till 9 pm. Visit the Evolution Creations stand in the entrance hall of the retreat venue. Link to the online auction will be published here when available.

Useful information


Dzogchen Teaching in the historic city of Prague
The event venue

The event will take place in a represenative building of Industrial Palace (Průmyslového paláce), Výstaviště Praha Holešovice, 170 00, Praha 7. You can enjoy more pohtos of the venue here.

The map


Organizational information

Registration The on-site registration starts on Friday 12:00. Each participant will get there the entrance batch indispensable for entering the main hall as well as materials necessary for the retreat participation (text of morning practice etc.).

The recording of the Teaching will be also sent to you after to the e-mail address entered/confirmed at the on-site registration.

Sitting The chairs will be prepared for all those who requested it in the registration form and a limited ammount will be available even without registration. If you can, please be so kind to bring your own mat/blanket and meditation cushion for your comfortable sitting. In this way you will help to make the chairs available for those who relay need it.

Lunch It will be possible to buy vegetarian lunch right at the retreat venue. It will provided by companies like Dahaba, Vegetka, Raw for you etc.

Other The animals are forbidden to enter the venue. Please be so kind to leave your pets at home this time.


Transportation

Public transport The most convenient tram stop is called „Výstaviště Holešovice“, it is operated by tram lines 12, 17, 24. You can get on those trams at Metro station "Nádraží Holešovice“ - line "C" (red line). From this metro station you can also comfortably walk to the retreat venue, duration approx. 20 minutes, distance 1,2 km.

You can ask local people to guide you to "Výstaviště" (area of "The exhibition grounds") and then to "Průmyslový palác" (name of the building where the retreat is held - "Industrial Palace").

For the timetables of Prague Public transport you can use www.dpp.cz

Taxi in Prague AAA Taxi Phone: 14014, Profi Taxi Phone: 14015. Never pay more then price according to the price list, it is maximum 1,2 EUR per km plus the entrance fee maximum 2 EUR. Both mentioned taxi providers have possibility to travel for 16,90-17,90 Kč/km if you order the taxi via their call-centre and ask for the operator for the discounted price at the beginning of your phone-call. You can find more information at their website.



Transportation for Saturday's transmission
Night time tables with more information here, for English scroll down.

Because of great interest in Rinpoche's Worldwide transmission, Prague's public transport provider reinforced the night trams lines between 4:00 and 5:00. Beside that, a dedicated Dzogchen bus line number 888 will be in place, going from "Lazarská" station/street to "Výstaviště Holešovice". "Lazarská" station is the central hub of all night trams in Prague. To reach the other "serviced" bus and tram stations, you can use www.dpp.cz.

During the transmission, i.e. on Sat 13.8.2016 from 4:00 till 7:00, the retreat participants can park at Výstaviště HC Sparta - Parking. Price for this period is 100 CZK.

Parking

The most of the parking spaces are so called "blue zones", where only residential parking is allowed. But beside that, from Friday 18.00 and during the whole weekend ,it is possible to park your car FOR FREE at the "orange and green" parking zones. You can find the overview of the parking zones and relevant traffic signs here.

Paid parking in the neighbourhood


Other information
Money exchange

In any decent exchange office you can always get more then 26 CZK for 1 EURO. Never accept less! The exchange office at the airport and numerous others are known to have unfair exchange rates, often hidden behind minimal amount or VIP exchange rates. Be careful about that, get the good price or better withdraw money from ATM. List of some exchange offices below:


Eating in Prague

There are countless nice restaurants in Prague. We are choosing only a few for you, may be the ones which you might have trouble to find.

Vegetarian restaurants
  • Lehká Hlava - Boršov 2/280, Praha 1 - Staré Město
  • Restaurace Maitrea - Týnská 6, Praha
  • Bhojan - Milady Horákové 831/3, Praha 7
  • Beas Dahaba - Sokolovská 93, Praha 8; Týnská 19, Praha 1; and many other branches - see their website
Culture

There so many possibilities of cultural enjoyment in Prague. If you are going to spend more time in Prague and you wish to enjoy its monuments or if you wish to see some other interesting places in Czech Republic, you can find more information at:

Children's playgrounds

You can find the Prague children's playground overview at www.praguest.com/en/playgrounds. The closest playground to the retreat venue is here

Emergency 112

Call 112 for any emergency services (ambulance, fire and rescue, police)


      Accomodation

      In the following section we are offering you some hints about the accommodation possibilities in Prague. All the prices mentioned below are only indicative and are intend for your better orientation when choosing the venue.

      Accommodation search engines

      Using the search engines below, you can find an accommodation according to your price, location & comfort requirements.

      Hotels near retreat venue
      • Expo Hotel, Za Elektrárnou 3, Praha 7, phone +420 266 712 470, price 2 persons/night: 70-90 €
      • Residence Vysta, U Výstaviště 13, Praha 7, phone +420 212 243 250, price 2 persons/night: 49 €, apartman 4 persons/night: 95 €
      • Extol Inn, Přístavní 2, Praha 7, phone +420 220 802 549, price 2 persons/night: 79 €
      • Kotel Klára, Štenberkova 20, Praha 7, phone +420 220 809 909, price 2 persons/night: 50 €
      • Kotel Olga, Janovského 50, Praha 7, phone +420 220 878 020, price 2 persons/night: 80 €
      • VŠUP Hostel, Varhulíkové 13, Praha 7, phone +420 777 222 333, price 2 persons/night: 23 €
      • Hostel Kotva, Na Výšinách 903/2, Praha 7, phone +420 220 570 698, price 2 persons/night: 49 €
      Cheap accomodation

      If your rather prefer to spare money, you can utilise the following options:

      Hostels
    • Hostel Alia, ul. Vladimirova, Praha 4 Nusle, phone +420 723 702 42, 2 persons/night: 15- 25 €
    • Hostel Elf, Husitská 11, Praha 3, tel +420 222 540 96, price 2 persons/night: 67 € (share bathroom), price for 6 beds and more 26 € ( price is per bed)
    • Hostel Mango, Mišenska 68/8, Praha, price 2 persons/night: 75 €, price for 6 beds and more 23 € ( price is per bed)
    • Sporthostel Scandinavia, Drnovska 43/19, Praha 6, tel +420 222 539 53, price 2 persons/night: 22 €
    • Camps
    • Autokemp Hájek, phone +420 233 541 35, 1 person 4€, car 3 €, tent for 2 persons 4 €/day
    • Camp Dana, phone +420 603 364 82, 1 person 5 €, car 5 €, tent for 2 persons 5 €/day
    • Camp Herzog, phone +420 607 126 56, 1 person 3 €, car 3 €, tent for 2 presons 4 €/day
    • Camp sokol Troja, phone +420 233 542 90, 1 person 5 €, car 5 €, tent for 2 persons, 4 €/day
    • Prague camping Džbán, phone +420 725 956 45, 1 person 5 €, car 4 €, tent for 2 persons 17 €/day

    Support us




    Thanks to your generosity the needed ammount: 60 000 EUR has been fully covered.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

    359 people contributed total amount of: 68 128 EUR.

    The future donations will be used to support the Dzogchen Teachings in Czech Republic and around The World.

    Generosity based event

    Inspired by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's noble intention we are organizing the retreat based on the noble principle of Generosity. Therefore there is no entrance fee as such.

    On the contrary, whoever wishes to contribute towards the realization of the retreat is very welcome to do so according to their desire, possibilities and understanding of the value of the teaching. The merits for your contribution are beyond limits!

    Do not forget, even if you are not attending personally, by your contribution you can make the teaching available for new people and others!

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