With great delight, Mindrolling Lotus Garden announces the dates for the Vajrayana Retreat 2018 and presents the teachings and practices to be bestowed under the guidance of Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche. This year’s Vajrayana Retreat will present both the opportunity for senior students to continue to deepen their understanding and commitment to their path of practice; and for newer students to be able to enter into a new cycle of vajrayana teachings.
The Vajrayana Retreat is a precious opportunity to strengthen and actualize our vajrayana practice life. It is with this aspiration that the complete schedule for the retreat is outlined below so that all who wish to attend may be able to plan accordingly.
Introduction to Vajrayana
September 6 – 13
-Sept 7-9: Creation and Completion
-Sept 10-12: The Nature of Mind
Arrival: Sept 6 | Departure: Sept 13
*Paying members: $661.50
The first section of the Vajrayana Retreat will be open to all those who wish to join the program of study being taught by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche at Lotus Garden. In the initial part of the program, Rinpoche will teach on the skillful means of the Creation and Completion practices of the vajrayana, followed by the bestowal of profound oral instructions on the Self Liberation of the Mind based on the heart instructions of great Vajrayana masters of the past.
Yeshe Lama *restricted*
September 13 – 19
Arrival: Sept 13 | Departure: Sept 19
*Paying members: $567
During the second section of this retreat, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will continue to bestow teachings on the Yeshe Lama in the context of the chö gar (dharma encampment). This is a program for those who have already received the transmissions, teachings and practices of the Yeshe Lama and/or Six Yogas which will now join together in the advanced study and practice of the Yeshe Lama.
Please note: This is a restricted program only for those who have already received the transmissions, teachings and practices of the Yeshe Lama and/or Six Yogas from Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche.
Sept 19 – 23
Arrival: Sept 19 | Departure: Sept 23
*Paying members: $378
At the end of the Vajrayana Retreat, the entire vajrayana sangha is invited to come together for a three-day Vajrasattva drubchö. We are especially fortunate that this will be led by the chief umdze of Mindrolling, Venerable Tulku Ngawang Jigdral Kunga Rinpoche, along with Khenpo Namdrol Gyatso, Genla Thinley Gyeltsen, and Venerable Sonam Tobgay. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the authentic and renowned ritual tradition of the Mindrolling Monastery. Tremendous benefit and merit arise from the collective practice of a drubchö for each practitioner in particular, and all sentient beings in general.
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