October 18 – November 3, 2019
We are so fortunate that our kind and compassionate guru, Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa is returning to Vajrapani Institute to lead another retreat on Tantra in 2019. He will start on a multi-year commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa’s great treatise on the stages of tantra, the Ngakrim Chenmo. It’s rare to get an introduction to Tantra in a step-wise fashion from the lower classes of Tantra all the way to Highest Yoga Tantra.
Rinpoche will give the Four-Armed Avalokitesvara Initiation and then give commentary on Action Tantra using a sadhana of Avalokitesvara in combination with the Action Tantra section of the Ngakrim Chenmo. Rinpoche will teach Oct 18-25 and the rest of the retreat (led by Elaine Jackson) will concentrate on the Chenrezig practice with Mani mantra recitations and meditations on love, compassion and bodhichitta in connection with reciting the Mani mantra (these are Rinpoche’s instructions). Rinpoche also requested that students come with a goal of a certain number of mantra recitations that they want to collect during the retreat (“a person could set a goal of 100,000 or 600,000 or 1,000,000 mantras!”).
Rinpoche stressed that it is important to put the Tantra instructions that he gives into practice. Because of this, please plan to stay for the entire retreat—even after Rinpoche leaves—so that we can follow our guru’s instructions.
Registration will open in spring 2019. If you’d like to be notified regarding registration and details, please click on the Register Now button and enter your email address.
- 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.
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If you are interested in serving as Course Liaison for this retreat, please apply here.
Ordained monastics should contact the office directly to register.