Tracing the Lineages of the Great Perfection – VIRTUAL RETREAT
With H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche
January 6 - 27, 2021
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat
Dzogchen, or the “Great Perfection,” is one of the most ancient streams of wisdom within Tibetan Buddhism and is regarded by many to be the pinnacle of the Buddhist path. Dzogchen presents the most direct methods for realizing our true nature, which is pristine awareness, called rigpa in Tibetan. Amidst the many Dzogchen lineages, there are a myriad of spiritual practices taught in accordance with each unbroken oral tradition.
During weekly teaching sessions, H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche will trace the historical lineages of Dzogchen that have remained uninterrupted to this day, teaching particularly on the three lineages of transmission: the mind direct transmission of the buddhas (Tib. gyalwa gong gyü), the sign transmission of the vidyadharas (Tib.rigdzin da gyü), and the oral transmission from special individuals (Tib.gangzak nyen gyü).
H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche will offer these teachings via Zoom on Tuesdays morning for four (4) consecutive weeks — see the specific dates below. He will be supported with translation by Luke Hanley.
Teaching Dates & Times
Times below are listed in Mountain Time
- January 6 from 8:00am – 10:00am MT
- January 13 from 8:00am – 10:00am MT
- January 20 from 8:00am – 10:00am MT
- January 27 from 8:00am – 10:00am MT
If you are attending from another time zone, please know that recordings will be made available by 8pm MT daily so you can review missed sessions. Recordings will be available for seven (7) days following the retreat ending.
Please use this link to see how this daily schedule translates into your timezone.
Who Should Attend?
- This retreat is open to everyone.
What is a Virtual Retreat?
Virtual Retreats are Tara Mandala At-Home intensive retreats, teachings and in-depth workshops during which practitioners receive dharma teachings, engage in guided practice, experience hands-on learning, and connect with other participants through an easy-to-use online platform (Zoom) during consecutive days (with few exceptions) and daylong offerings. This modality of learning is appropriate for practitioners who are able to create a practice container of their own, setting aside a dedicated retreat space, removing themselves from social media, and taking care of necessities with the mind of compassion in action for the specific dates and times that the teachings occur.
Virtual Retreats are meant to be attended live given that direct transmission (Tib. lung) may be given. However, access to recordings of the sessions are available for additional viewing for various timeframes specified by the price level selected.
Tara Mandala offers tiered pricing for all virtual retreats to allow participants the opportunity to consider offering additional financial support for Tara Mandala while gaining greater access to the recordings of the teachings post-retreat. These are difficult times for everyone, and Tara Mandala is no exception. We encourage you to select at the highest level within your capacity to assist Tara Mandala in covering the costs to offer these wonderful teachings. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!
$395 – Essential Level (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the basic costs of holding this specific retreat, including compensating our teachers.
$454 – Luminous Level (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers basic costs of this retreat, and additionally supports the year round staff at Tara Mandala.
$481 – Mandala Level (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers basic costs for this retreat, supports year around staff as well as facilities maintenance and other critical operational needs.
Any additional contribution to our Annual Fund will allow Tara Mandala Retreat Center to continue to operate, be a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism, and an active dharma center that provides refuge for deep practice and transformation. If you are able to provide a generous contribution beyond the prices listed above, you will also have the opportunity to do so in your registration and/or during the retreat.
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If you would like to offer Dana to the teachers leading this retreat, the information to do so will be provided during the virtual retreat sessions.
Note: Tara Mandala has two scholarship funds and offers deferred payment plans as resources for anyone with financial limitations. For more information and to apply, visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance Page.
H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche comes from an unusual yak-herding family with 7 sons, 5 of which have been recognized as tulkus. He is the third son, and second tulku of the family. He was born in Bhamarpo in Bhutan, very close to the sacred three-peaked mountain of Gangkharpunsum, which represents…
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