In April, Lama Walli continued with the transmission of the Ngedön Gyamtso (Mahamudra – The Ocean of True Meaning) by the 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje, which took place in the frame of a retreat. On the first week, teaching days were alternated with days fully dedicated to practice. Everyday there were guided meditations, Yangchen-Qi-Gong classes, sessions of sitting in silence and an evening session of guru yoga or Chenrezig. The whole retreat was accompanied by instructions on the practice of Shine, given by several Drouplas. During this time, Lama Walli also completed the reading transmission of the text, which is a meditation manual in the Karma Kagyu tradition.
In order to give us more of an opportunity to benefit from all the teachings and transmission given in the first week, the emphasis for the second week was mostly on personal practice. Question and answer sessions with Lama Walli, teachings and guided meditations were given only in the afternoons. This gave us more space to settle down into the practice, which we very much appreciated.