Ösel Nyingtig: Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana Retreat – VIRTUAL RETREAT
With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje
July 9 - 11, 2021
In this retreat we will continue to go deeper into the dakini world of Yeshe Tsogyal. The auspicious interdependence that was set in motion in last year’s The Excellent Path of Great Bliss of the Dakini Ngöndro is brought to fruition in this practice. This Sadhana or Means for Accomplishing White Tsogyal known as The Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss has the potency to bless us so that we can completely overcome all the deluded appearances of samsara and nirvana without exception by bringing forth naturally occurring primordial wisdom and great bliss. Through this method for Accomplishing White Tsogyal one can completely realize and become inseparable with Yeshe Tsogyal’s enlightened Body, Speech, and Mind.
The Means for Accomplishing White Tsogyal is a mind treasure (Tib. dgongs gter) from A.dzom Paylo Rinpoche’s Ösel Nyingtig terma cycle which was revealed in 2007 at the “spirit lake” of Yeshe Tsogyal’s birth place when Yeshe Tsogyal revealed herself to A.dzom Paylo Rinpoche. Rinpoche has said that by relying on this fresh dharma one can swiftly achieve accomplishment. The benefits and qualities of this practice are extraordinary because this lineage is so extremely short that the blessings of this path are direct. In this short practice, the expressions of truth reveal an immensity of wisdom in just a few words. The meaning that is conveyed in this Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss brings to light in an unerring way all the key points that lead to Buddhahood.
Tara Mandala invites you to join this second year of the Ösel Nyingtig as we continue to unfurl the excellent path of awakening through the means of accomplishing Yeshe Tsogyal’s Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss.
As it says in the root text, “May the face of the naturally occurring Primordial Wisdom Dakini be seen!”
What to Expect?
- Anyone who is committing to the Ösel Nyingtig cycle will be asked to commit to doing one of the Ösel Nyingtig practices daily moving forward, including the sadhana taught in this retreat.
Who Can Attend?
- The teachings found within this practice are considered advanced and this retreat is restricted to those individuals who have maintained their Dakini Ngöndro daily practice commitment over this last year since receiving the teachings from Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje.
- These teachings are only open to those who are part of the Ösel Nyingtig program.
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!
$236 – Tier 1 (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.
$288 – Tier 2 (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 supports the year round staff at Tara Mandala.
$319 – Tier 3 (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.
Choosing Tier 2 or Tier 3 levels 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.
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Offering dana to the teacher: The practice of offering dana, which means “generosity,” is the traditional offering the student makes to the teacher as a symbol of appreciation, gratitude, and reciprocity for receiving the precious teachings. Information on offering dana to the teacher will be provided during the virtual retreat. To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here.
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.
VIRTUAL RETREAT SCHEDULE
Listed times are the online portions of the retreat. All times are Mountain Time.
Please use this link to see how this daily schedule translates into your timezone.
Friday, July 9:
10:00am -12:00pm: Dakini Ngöndro Accomplishment Ceremony and Tsog with Lama Tsultrim and Tulku Ösel
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Teaching Session on the History of Yeshe Tsogyal with Lama Tsultrim
Saturday, July 10:
8:00am – 8:45am: Dakini Ngöndro Practice Session
10:00am -12:00pm: Transmission (rlung) of Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana with Lama Tsultrim & Explanation of Sadhana with Tulku Ösel
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Explanation of Sadhana with Tulku Ösel and Q&A
Sunday, July 11:
8:00am – 8:45am: Practice Session
10:00am -12:00pm: Explanation of Sadhana with Tulku Ösel
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Closing Session and Tsog
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