retreat with garchen rinpoche
Monday JULY 20 - sunday august 2

"The Essense of Mahayana" by Lord Jigten Sumgon

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 Weekend 1: Thursday July 23rd-Sunday July 26th

Thursday July 23rd
10:00-12:00 Preparation for the Path: The Four Dharmas
2:00-5:00 Transforming the Mind

Friday July 24th
10:00-12:00 The Buddhist Path from the Vinaya View
2:00-5:00 Bestow Lay Vows

Saturday July 25th
10:00-12:00 The Buddhist Path from the Mahayana View
2:00-5:00 Bestow the Bodhisattva Vows

Sunday July 26th
10:00-12:00 Introduction to Vajrayana
2:00-5:00 Vajrayana Teachings on the Stages of Meditation

 Weekend 2: Wednesday July 29th-Sunday August 2nd

Wednesday July 29th

2:00-5:00 Mahamudra Empowerment

Thursday July 30th
10:00-12:00 Preparation for the completion stage of Mahamudra
2:00-5:00 Teachings on the meditation stage of Mahamudra
(Instructions will be given describing how to bring physical discomfort,
obscurations, and discursive thoughts onto the path)

Friday July 31st
10:00-12:00 Mahamudra teachings on transforming afflictive emotions & obscurations
2:00-5:00 Mahamudra teachings on transforming death on to the path & the bardo

Saturday August 1st
10:00-12:00 Teachings on Illustrious Tara the absolute yidam deity
1:00-2:00 Refuge Ceremony
2:00-5:00 Tantric teachings based upon Tara

Sunday August 2nd
10:00-12:00 Tantric teachings based upon Tara
2:00-5:00 Long Life White Tara Practice for HE Garchen Rinpoche & Kata Offering



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