Vajradhatu Seminary Retreat
June 10, 2019- September 1, 2019
The 1978 Seminary Transcripts
Every summer Tashi and the staff of Dzogchen Meditation Center offer a three month seminary program which is designed to re-engage the seminary teachings given by the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche within a retreat context.
Participants spend 6 to 8 hours a day hearing, contemplating and meditating with these profound teachings. We also live together in residence which makes it a very good stew. The whole idea is to create or recreate the environment in which these teachings were transmitted and in doing that receive them on the level of our bone and marrow. We are committed to doing this every year focusing on each year of transcripts. This year we will use the 1978 Transcripts along with the Regent’s 1988 transcripts which serves as a kind of commentary for all of the Vidyadhara’s seminary teachings. We have been offering this retreat for 6 years and we will continue to offer this retreat every year for as long as we are able.
You might ask why?
The short answer is devotion. But devotion here isn’t just blind hero worship or nostalgia. Those of us who were there for a particular vintage seminary were exposed to a remarkable experience which is known as “blessings.” Chinlap in Tibetan. This is the “atmosphere” of our lineage wisdom. At the same time, Vajradhatu Seminary, was a formal retreat. It had a structure which was designed by the Vidyadhara as skillful means to bring students into contact with this lineage wisdom. The question we ask is why more students aren’t doing this for themselves or on an institutional level? These are precious teachings—living, alive teachings-- which we all need. But, as devoted students, we have to choose to invest in this both for our sake and for all beings.
So, we would like to open this retreat to new and old students of this lineage. If you have a particular talent, or, if you are a teacher, we would love to hear from you.
We always offer two work/study positions each year. And if you are an older student who would like to teach a course during this year’s seminary – we are happy to offer you room and board and $25.00 a week!
Sending our genuine appreciation and love,
$2400.00 includes room and board
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