February 18 to February 27, 2022
Sun of Wisdom Drupchen Guru Yoga Intensive
"In fact all the great lamas consider Trungpa Rinpoche as a real vidyadhara. He is very special. He is a very authentic master and great scholar. What he wrote is mind-boggling. There is a Guru Yoga of Sechen Kongtrul that is beyond words. (Long pause)"
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche
Pre-requisites: Introduction to Dzogchen Weekend; completion of a Vajradhatu-style Dathun; having received the Kagyu ngondro lung from an authentic lama and completion of 100,000 prostrations; permission of the retreat facilitator.
During this 10 day intensive we will be practicing the Sun of Wisdom Guru Yoga which Trungpa Rinpoche composed for his root guru Padme Trime. We will engage four sessions per day a short feast each day.
This retreat will be facilitated by Tashi Armstrong
This retreat costs $695.00 room and board included.
“The world of anuttarayoga is a large-scale world. Even in the Hinayana, and at least at the Mahayana level of shunyata, it has been taken for granted that the world is vast and that it has its functions, which are interdependent. This has been understood, and that is why the tantric teachings are possible. Tantra stirs up your smug way of sleeping within the gigantic cosmos. It upsets your sense of security and makes you more paranoid. Instead of security, there are a lot of holes all over the place. The oceans are not just oceans, but they have huge bubbles underneath them. The sky is not just a blue sky, but there are holes carved out that are not actually blue sky. It seems that the role of tantra is to see those things, rather than to rest in the eternity and efficiency of the phenomenal world, thinking that everything is going to be okay. That is not possible. Nothing is going to be okay.”
p.528 “The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness”
Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche