• <span style="font-weight: 500">Vajrayana<br />Review<br />and <br />Retreat</span>

Introduction to Vajrayana: Review and Retreat

Vajrayana practitioners, new and old, are invited to gather in the intimate winter setting of Lotus Garden to review and practice the vajranana teachings bestowed by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche in September, 2018, during the “Introduction to the Vajrayana”. This new open cycle of teachings was begun for all those who wish to join the vajrayana program of study being taught at Lotus Garden as well as those students who wish to further their understanding of this profound path of practice.

Section 1 of the review will focus on the skillful means of Creation and Completion practices as taught in classical texts, such as the Ladder to Akanishta by Jigme Lingpa. These practices articulate the vajrayana path and exemplify how mind works with form, sound, and thought. Lopöns Barbara Ryan and Helen Berliner will lead this section.

Section 2 will be a review of the Nature of Mind teachings, based on the heartfelt advice of the beloved great master, Patrul Rinpoche. His prose text, Meditation of Self Liberation, shows the profound and direct method to attain Buddhahood, the realization of our untainted true nature. Lopön Jann Jackson will lead this section.

The retreat program will consist of group prayers in the morning and evening; review of Rinpoche’s teachings by the lopöns, with time for discussion; and sessions of individual practice and contemplation.

You may register for either or both sections.

SECTION 1: CREATION AND COMPLETION
Dec 27 – 29 (Thursday-Saturday)
Arrival: Dec 27 (late afternoon) | Departure: Dec 29 (late afternoon)
$187.50 / $168.75 (paying members)

Note: Arrival and check-in will take place on Thursday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. An introductory teaching will take place at 7:30pm. The program will conclude on Saturday, late afternoon.

SECTION 2: THE NATURE OF MIND
Dec 29 – Jan 1 (Saturday – Tuesday)
Arrival: Saturday, Dec 29 (late afternoon) | Departure: Tuesday, Jan 1 (after lunch)
$187.50 / $168.75 (paying members)

Note: Arrival and check-in will take place on Saturday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Use the evening to settle in. The first teaching will take place on Sunday morning, Dec 30. The program will conclude after lunch on Tuesday.

SECTIONS 1 and 2: $375 / $337.50 (paying members)
Thursday, December 27 – Tuesday, January 1

Note: Arrival and check-in will take place on Thursday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The first teaching will take place at 7:30 p.m. The program will conclude after lunch on Tuesday , Jan 1 after lunch. (For those attending both sections, Saturday evening (transitional) will be a free evening)

For more information, please contact us by email at registration@lotusgardens.org
or by telephone at 1-540-778-2405.

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