Clarifying the Development Stage and Practice of Deity Yoga – VIRTUAL RETREAT
With Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche
May 10 - July 15, 2022
Enrich your own practice through the study and contemplation of two profound Mahayoga tantric texts. Adzom Gyalse Tulku Rinpoche will share his insights into Jigme Lingpa’s Ladder to Akanistha: Instructions on the Development Stage and Deity Yoga and Patrul Rinpoche’s Clarifying the Difficult Points in the Development Stage and Deity Yoga, offering understanding on the subtlety and complexity of tantric theory from the perspective of the Nyingma tradition. The text by Patrul Rinpoche is a commentary on the Ladder to Akanistha. Together these tantric manuals on deity yoga are brought to life through our own study and practice. This rare offering will benefit both the novice and seasoned practitioner.
Adzom Gyalse Tulku Rinpoche will offer these teachings bi-weekly virtual sessions via Zoom that will be translated from Tibetan to English by Adam Kane. These teachings will be offered on Tuesday and Friday from May 10th to July 15, 2022 – see the specific dates and times below.
Rinpoche intends to give the transmission (Tib. Lung) for these teachings on the last teaching day, Friday, July 15. All participants must attend this session live to receive this necessary and important blessing as this session will not be recorded.
Teaching Dates & Times
Times below are listed in Mountain Time.
Please use this link to see how this schedule translates into your timezone.
From 8:00am – 10:00am MT
- Tuesday May 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
- Friday May 13th, 20th, and 27th
From 8:00am – 10:00am MT
- Tuesday June 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
- Friday June 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
From 8:00am – 10:00am MT
- Tuesday July 5th and 12th
- Friday July 1st, 8th, and 15th.
Who Should Attend?
- This is open to everyone.
Recommended Reading and Resources:
- The translation of the two tantric texts that Rinpoche will be teaching from can be found in Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom: Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra, Snow Lion Publications.
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 is working to expand opportunities for access to Buddhist teachings and practices while offering an equity-informed fee structure when possible. With our new tiered pricing, we strive to make the Dharma more accessible to all while furthering the important conversations that must happen around current structures that inhibit equal access to underprivileged communities. We encourage you to select the registration tier at the highest level within your capacity to assist Tara Mandala in covering the costs of offering these wonderful teachings while also benefiting from access to the recordings of the teachings post-retreat. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!
$695 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the basic costs for this retreat and allows Tara Mandala to maintain sustainability.
$795 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)
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$430 – Access Level (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level is offered 35% below the cost of holding this retreat to assist participants with financial limitations and encourage the exploration and practice of dharma.
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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.
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Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje, who was the son of Adzom Drukpa Pawo Dorje, and born in the year of the Iron-monkey (1980); in Bumthang, a region of central Bhutan, which was blessed as a hidden sacred land by Guru Padmasambhava; within a nomad family, he is…
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