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Vajrakilaya Retreat with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and An-shu Stephen K. Hayes

February 14

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 16, 2020

Friday Feb. 14, S‌a‌t‌ur‌day Feb. 15 & S‌un‌‌day Feb. 16
Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche & 
An-shu Stephen K. Hayes
Vajrasattva Empowerment and Vajrakilaya Intensive Retreat


Immerse Yourself in a Weekend of Learning & Practice
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Deepen your understanding of the ‘fiercely compassionate’ Vajrakilaya deity practice and rituals in this unique retreat with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and An-Shu Stephen K. Hayes.
This is a rare opportunity to learn how to tend the shrine and accompany your practice with musical instruments. In addition, you have the option of chanting the practice in English or Tibetan with An-shu Stephen K. Hayes’ special translation that matches the beats and rhythm of the original Tibetan text. 

Please see schedule and registration below.

Fees (Students receive a discount)  

Full Retreat: $50 – $75
Partial: $20 – $40 (per day)

Registration at the door. 

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

Schedule:

Friday February 14 : Vajrasattva Empowerment
‌7:00 – 9pm‌

Vajrasattva is the Buddha of Purification. He embodies the wisdom of the five Dhyani buddhas and our own kind gurus. Vajrakilaya is his wrathful emanation. The practice of Vajrasattva and 100,000 recitations of his 100-syllable mantra is one of our four foundation practices.  The 100 syllables of his mantra encompass the heart syllables of the 100 Peaceful & Wrathful Deities and the practice of Vajrasattva enables the realization of our full spiritual potential by purifying our negative karma.  

Vajrasattva is radiant white in color. His right hand holds a dorje (or vajra) at his heart which symbolizes his skillful means and compassion. His left holds a bell at his hip signifying wisdom. Together, they symbolize the union of wisdom and compassion.

‌Sa‌tur‌day February 15

‌9:3‌0am – 12‌pm‌  Khenpo Samdup teaches and guides us through this morning’s Vajrakilaya practice.

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

‌1:‌30 – 4:30pm‌

‌Su‌nd‌ay February 16

9:30am – 1‌2pm    Khenpo Samdup and An-shu Stephen K. Hayes continue their Vajrakilaya teachings.

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

‌1:‌30p‌m – 3:30p‌m The retreat closes with Vajrakilaya practice along with the complete Tsok offering.

 

 

Details

Date:
February 14
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

Date:
February 14
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