The Mandala and Visions of Wholeness is the eighth and final retreat in this series of progressive retreats that train students in the preparation of Tibetan Buddhist tantra.
February 21-26, 2016
What will be covered?
In this final retreat we will begin to draw together elements of practice that have gone before into a more cohesive whole. This will emphasize the relationship between form and emptiness and its expression in the mandala as a symbol of the homeostatic nature of the psyche. We will explore the 5 Buddha families and 5 elements and their contribution to the psychological nature of wholeness. During this week will also begin to look at the way forward in terms of individual practice and further personal retreat.
- Gaining an experience of the nature and meaning of the mandala as a vision of totality
- Recognizing the non-dual relationship between form and emptiness
- Bringing the relationship to the process of the retreats to a sense of completion both individually and as a group working together
- Looking at ways to carry practice out into the work or life
- Learning how to bring together the conditions for personal retreat
- Exploring where personal practice may need to go from here
Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is for those who have attended previous retreats within the Tasting the Essence of Tantra series.
- Please plan on arriving between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on the first day of the retreat
- Please plan on departing approximately 2:00 PM on the last day of the retreat
- Consider reviewing our accommodations
- For more detailed information, please see our FAQ
If you are interested in serving as Course Liaison for this retreat, please apply here.