Taking any level of vows, lay or monastic, is a serious step. Vajra Dakini will offer residential retreats for women to clarify their commitment. We offer an immersion into practice life for those who are considering ordination or who wish to gain experience in monastic community life post ordination. Aspirants will be participating in various aspects of monastic training including meditation training, mores and service. This retreat is intimate with a lot of personal contact for questions and reflections and therefore limited to 4 participants. Khenmo Drolma will be joined by Ven. Thupten Salden to offer their personal experience.
Every Sunday: Public Meditation 9:30 -10:30 am
All are welcome, followed by tea and conversation. Tea will be in town until May 1, 2013.
Natural Liberation and
Yeshe Ysogyal Guru Padmasambhava Terma Treasure
With Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo
May 25 – May 31 Lincoln, VT
“In retreat we deepen the experience of the Holy Mother’s wisdom as the natural state. With skillful practice, we pacify conflictive states that give rise to separation, and strengthen that which gives rise to the seed of wisdom.” Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo
This is a rare opportunity to go deep into meditation with Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo. These retreats can be taken together or separately.
May 25-26 Natural Liberation:
Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo will begin a multi-year cycle of teachings on Natural Liberation by Guru Padmasambhava and dictated to Yeshe Tsogyal. Through one of her beloved texts she will introduce students to Tibetan Buddhism ~ birth to rebirth and enlightenment. Refuge and Bodhisattva vows will be offered for those who wish to take them.
Open to new and continuing students ~ a journey to the profound!
May 27-31 Yeshe Tsogyal~ Guru Padmasambhava Terma
Sitting with a living master and receiving direct instructions on their heart practice is considered the greatest of blessings and auspicious circumstance to understand nature of mind. In the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, the origin of many vajrayana sadanas is a direct experience by a living master with instructions passed to their close students. This vajrayana sadana was revealed to Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo by Guru Padmasambhava while in retreat. Now open to prepared students, increasing details and instructions will be offered in the unfolding practice and transmissions. Students new to Ven. Dhyani but with a connection to Vajrayogini and Guru Padmasambhava, as well a long time students find this sadana and instructions offer life changing understanding of vajrayana and meditation.
Terma Retreat Prerequisites:
Attending Natural Liberation or similar foundation experience along with Refuge and Bodhisattva vows.
Prerequisites are not to exclude, rather they create the basis for understanding. A body of knowledge and practice experience is assumed for this retreat.
Additional information will be sent upon registration
Please register By May 18
Sandy: email@example.com 917- 572- 7741
Checks can be made out to Vajra Dakini Nunnery
277 Hudson Terrace
Piermont, NY 10968
Natural Liberation $250 if offered by March 15 $275 afterwards
Yeshe Tsogyal Guru Padmsambhava Terma
$500 if offered by March 15 $550 afterwards
If taking both retreats $$725 if offered by March 15 $750 afterwards
There will be an additional cost for texts. Food and housing are up to individual practitioners to provide ~ see housing sheet for low cost options in Lincoln. (For those staying at the nunnery food will be provided as well)
Teachings are made available through the kindness of our teacher. In turn we create the circumstances for the teachings with support so that they can be offered with ease and that her life of prayer and constant activity on behalf of beings is maintained. Generosity makes the teachings possible and supports the long life of our precious teachers and the work of the nunnery to make the teachings available. Vajra Dakini Nunnery subsist entirely by donation. We endeavor to keep the suggested donation as low as possible per person knowing that many are financially challenged. The donation reflects the actual administrative costs, space rental and a donation to the teacher, supporting her multiple Dharma activities as well as her health.
At the close of the event you will have the opportunity to make an additional heart donation to Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo and Vajra Dakini Nunnery.
June 12, 7 PM
Khandro Sangyum Kamala Rinpoche
A rare Tibetan female master visits VDN. She will offer Kurukuletransmission and teachings
Exploring Our Minds: Meditation, Mindfulness and Mahamudra
TBA Exploring Monastic Life (applications required)