Friday, September 15, Venerable Khenpo Samdup with bestow an Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment. Achi Chokyi Drolma is the Great Wisdom Dakini and dharma protector for practitioners of the 1000’s Buddha’s and benefits sentient beings through her compassion and wisdom. Mother Achi is an emanation of Vajrayogini. Her swift action may manifest in many ways to quickly remove both outer and inner obstacles for those who have faith and devotion to her. Khenpo Samdup will bestow this empowerment strengthening the karmic connection for both newer and older practitioners who do this powerful protection and inner wisdom practice. Sadhana’s will be available for purchase.
Saturday, September 16, Venerable Khenpo Samdup will give oral transmission and review the Deity practices of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini that were bestowed in Vancouver, May 2017 by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. These practices are the main Yidam deities of Vajrayana Buddhism and are famous for having brought profound realization to the lineage masters. If you did not attend the empowerments in May with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, you are still welcome to attend these teachings. Sadhana’s will be available for purchase.
Sunday, September 17, Venerable Khenpo Samdup will give detailed meditation instruction on Shamatha mediation and Vipassana meditation. He has been instructed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche to develop a curriculum for these practices for all of Rinpoche’s students.
Shamatha means stilled and settled state of mind. In order to advance in our meditative practice, it is first important that we calm our mind If we miss this essential step all the advanced practices of mediation are of no value. This will be an excellent refresher for advanced meditators and a good introduction to newer individuals on the path or for those from other spiritual traditions who would like to learn this important and powerful practice.
Vipassana or insight mediation is analytical mediation. Khenpo will explain how to use traditional techniques of analysis and investigation to come to understand that directly experience the fundamental nature of mind and phenomena. Khenpo has written a book on these practices under the direction and at the request of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and these books will be available for purchase.
To Register for the retreat please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
Suggested donation for Full Retreat Friday empowerment, teachings on Saturday and Sunday is $60–100. If you are unable to attend the full retreat, suggested donations for each day are below.
Friday Empowerment $25-$50
Saturday teachings $25-$50
Sunday teachings $25-$50
For those who wish to pay it forward and support dharma friends who may have financial restrictions, your generosity and kindness is always appreciated. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.