Vajrayana Intensive Training Session August 25-27, 2017

"Repairing our Samaya with the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin"

The Guru is the Buddha

The Guru is the Dharma

The Guru is the Sangha

The Guru is the Glorious Vajradhara

The Guru is the doer of all.

                                 Vajrayogini Sadhana

Meeting my guru

I heard the dharma.

Recognizing the dharma as true

I had faith in him.

Realizing the path to awakening

                Depended on his instructions

I did not hesitate.

                                                    Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin

Devotion is said to be key point in the Vajrayana vehicle.  Without faith and devotion to the guru

We cannot enter into and progress on the path of secret mantrayana.  We certainly cannot realize the true nature of mind.

It is said by Jamgon Kongtrul that if one breaks one’s samaya to one’s root guru – one severs the root of blessings and realization.

In the case of Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin , a Vajracharya and direct Dharma heir of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to view him as an ordinary, confused being is to sever the root of the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  This retreat is about repairing that severed root and it is for Vajrayana students who have received Vajrayogini Abhiseka.

We will engage in a Guru Yoga practice for the Regent along with listening to his teachings and discussing “the power of his blessings” and how they are still accessible today.

 

$195.00 includes room and board

Event Date 08-25-2017
Event End Date 08-27-2017
Individual Price $195.00
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Buddha in the Palm of Your Hand: The Mahamudra Teachings of the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin

November 10-19, 2017

“By working for the benefit of others we overcome hope and fear and make our meditation practice continuous.  In any transition there is a gap where the absence of the previous reference point has not yet become the next one.  In that space, there is no time.  That is the Buddha’s time.”

Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin

This will be an intensive meditation retreat which will focus on the profound teachings of the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin.  We will be making use of newly released recordings of the Vajra Regent giving talks on his text "Buddha in the Palm of Your Hand."  Through study, contemplation and meditation we will deepen our understanding of these profound teachings and mix our minds with the Vajra Regent and our Kagyu Lineage.

Cost: $495.00 includes room and board

Event Date 11-10-2017
Event End Date 11-19-2017
Individual Price $495.00
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Mixing Mind and Space

Event Date 01-05-2018
Event End Date 01-28-2018
Individual Price $895.00
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Kagyu Ngondro and Guru Yoga Intensive

This retreat is open to all practitioners who have received the lung to practice the Kagyu Ngondro from a qualified lama.

During this 10 day ngondro intensive we will be practicing the Kagyu ngondro and a short daily practice of the Sun of Wisdom Guru Yoga which Trungpa Rinpoche composed for his root guru Padme Trime.  We will conclude with the Sun of Wisdom Feast.

 

This retreat will be led by Tashi Armstrong 

This retreat costs $495.00  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

Event Date 03-09-2018
Event End Date 03-18-2018
Individual Price $495.00
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Sacred World Vajrayogini Drupchen April 6, to April 15, 2018

Six Session Vajrayoini Drupchen 

 

Om svabhava suddho sarva dharma svabhava suddho ham

“Drupchen – literally “vast accomplishment,” is a form of intensive group practice that epitomizes the depth, power, and precision of the Vajrayana, drawing together the entire range of its skillful methods – mystical, ritual, and artistic—and including: the creation of the mandala house; the complete sadhana practice with visualization, mudra, chant, and music; continuous day and night practice of mantra; the creation of tormas and offerings, with sacred substances and precious relics; the tsok feast; the sacred dance of cham; as well as the construction of the sand mandala.  All blend to create the transcendent environment of the pure realm of the deity and awaken, for all those taking part, the pure perception of this world as a sacred realm.

So it is said that several days participating in a drupchen can yield the same results as years of solitary retreat, and great contemporary masters such as Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche have made a point of encouraging and reviving the practice of drupchen, because of its power of transformation in this degenerate age.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche says:” a drubpa chenpo, a drupchen, requires all kinds of details.  For example, you have to do six sessions, you must have a certain number of yogis and yoginis and the sound of the mantra must never be interrupted.  If there’s any drupchen happening, one must try to participate.  Just as we should participate in tsok offerings again and again, it is really good to participate in a drupchen as a Vajrayana practitioner again and again.  It is believed that just going to one drupchen will take care of all samaya breakages instantly.  Where there is no drupchen, one should try to organize one.”

$595.00 includes room and board

Event Date 04-06-2018
Event End Date 04-15-2018
Individual Price $595.00
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