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Vajrakilaya Retreat with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and Stephen K. Hayes

May 4 - May 5

Though His Holiness, the Sakya Trichen, is no longer able to be here M‌ay‌ 4‌th, Gar Drolma would like to offer students the opportunity to attend a 2-Day Vajrakilaya Retreat led by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche & Stephen K. Hayes.

The retreat will include the Vajrakilaya empowerment given by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche as well as teachings and practice sessions by both Khenpo and Stephen.
Please see schedule and registration below.

Fees (Students receive a discount): 
Full Event:  $50 – $75
Partial Event (Saturday OR Sunday): $25 – $40

If you are interested in attending the retreat and need any financial assistance, we can accommodate your needs. Contact us at info@gardrolma.org or call 937-252-2220 for more information.

Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and Stephen K. Hayes

The transformation that occurs when the afflictive emotions are subdued with sharp discriminating awareness is the arising of the wrathful deities…The wrathful deities are infuriated with compassion. They are not angry. They are like a mother taming a mischievous child…Their compassion is even more intense than the compassion of peaceful deities.
– H. E. Garchen Rinpoche

Vajrakilaya Schedule:

‌Sa‌tur‌day M‌ay 4‌

‌9:3‌0am – 12‌pm‌   Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche Vajrakilaya Empowerment

‌12‌pm – 1:‌30p‌m‌    Lunch is provided for all!

‌1:‌30 – 3:‌00pm‌     Stephen K. Hayes leads an exploration of the Ratna Lingpa Vajrakilaya sadhana practice, with emphasis on creating an effective Generation Stage.

Questions explored include: “Why is lineage important to you?” “Initial steps to prepare to recognize Vajrakilaya within you?”  “What do the 10 fierce kings represent?” “How do the 5 Wisdoms take their place within you?”  “What goes on in your mind during mantra recitation?”  “How do we escape the trap of matching opinions and rise to the Vajrakilaya position ‘above the fray’?”

‌3:‌30-5:0‌0pm‌      Vajrakilaya Practice Lead by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche & Stephen K Hayes

‌Su‌nd‌ay M‌ay 5‌

‌10‌am – 1‌2pvm     Vajrakilaya Teachings – Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

‌1‌2pm – 1‌:3‌0pm‌    Lunch is provided for all!

‌1:‌30p‌m – 3:‌00p‌m Stephen K. Hayes continues an exploration of the Ratna Lingpa Vajrakilaya sadhana practice, including tsok tantric feast practice.

Questions explored include: “Why am I drawn to Vajrakilaya practice?”  “Why is Vajrakilaya practice so needed today in this point in our modern age?”  “What is the magic of the Completion Stage?”  “What are the 4 restorative actions I will into the world as Vajrakilaya?”  “How do I relate to my fellow vajrayana disciples in the tsok?”  “How do I maintain my identity as Vajrakilaya at the conclusion of the practice?”

‌3‌:30-‌5:00‌pm‌       Vajrakilaya Practice Lead by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche & Stephen K Hayes

 

REGISTRATION:

Details

Start:
May 4
End:
May 5
Event Category:

Organizer

Gar Drolma
Phone:
(937) 252-2220

Venue

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center
1329 Creighton Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420 United States
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Phone:
(937) 252-2220

Details

Start:
May 4
End:
May 5
Event Category:

Organizer

Gar Drolma
Phone:
(937) 252-2220

Venue

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center
1329 Creighton Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(937) 252-2220