“The Standing Blade of Grass”
12pm-1:30pm (Lunch, included with registration)
The Phowa practice is the most direct and quickest method by which one may be assured of a positive rebirth and possible enlightenment at the time of death. During this retreat, attendees will have the same opportunity of receiving and practicing the Phowa transmission and teachings as did many hundreds-of-thousands of Tibetans and other practitioners around the world. Also included in the retreat will be the Nyingma Lineage Phowa transmission that Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche received from Khenpo Munsel.
Khenpo will explain the stages of death from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective, including the signs that accompany each stage and techniques that allow practitioners to use the process of death as an opportunity for realization. Additionally, Khenpo will give the transmission for Phowa (transference) this technique allows accomplished practitioners to die consciously and transfer their consciousness to the pure realm of Amitabha Buddha.
After receiving this transmission, students engage in diligent practice until unmistakable physical signs of accomplishment occur, the arising of these signs indicate that the practitioner will be able to successfully implement the practice at the actual time of death.
Retreat Fee per person: $25/day, $40/weekend
Students: $12/day, $20/weekend
Registration is at the door. Lunch is included.
If you are interested in attending the retreat and need any financial assistance, we can accommodate your needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.