Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Jan 2016
with Jigme Tromge Rinpoche and Lama Jigme
When Guru Padmasambhava, having journeyed to Yangleshö Cave in Nepal to accomplish the deity Yangdag Heruka, met with drought and famine inflicted on the region, he sent messagers to the Indian master Prabhahasti for the Vajrakilaya tantras. The mere arrival of these texts counteracted the adverse conditions, and the Guru and his consort both attained the realization of mahamudra. Afterwards he commented that Yangdag Heruka confers great accomplishment, but like a merchant who requires an escort, the practice needs Vajrakilaya to clear obstacles.
Following the example of Guru Padmasambhava and many superb lineage masters, we perform Vajrakilaya to overcome outer, inner, and secret obstacles to dharma practice and activity. We apply the skillful means of wrathful compassion to the poisons and demons of our own minds.
The complete Vajrakilaya drubchen performed at Tibetan New Year prevents the obstacles from the past year from carrying forward into the New Year. It is said in Tibet that participation in a single week’s drubchen practice generates as much merit and potential realization as a year’s retreat. This event at PPI is not as elaborate as a full drubchen, but is still a powerful group practice that can be of enormous benefit.
Empowerment is required to attend the retreat. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending but do not have the Dudjom Vajrakilaya empowerment.
Texts required for the drubchod are: Vajrakilaya, Galaxy of Heartdrops and Protectors, all of which are available for sale at PPI’s Lotus Light store.
TIME: The retreat will begin on Friday morning at 9.30am and end on Sunday evening around 5.30pm. We will be having a New Years Eve Party on Thursday night. Please bring your own drinks and snacks and a basic meal will be provided.
COSTS: Per person per day (includes meals, tsog feast, accommodation). Day-only includes just lunch.
All Prices go up $10/day on December 24th!
|Day-Only||Overnight in Dormitories||Overnight in Private Room with Shared Bath|
|Non CGF Member||$50||$60||$95||$75|
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, and to enquire about private rooms, please call 707-544-8029.
Cancellation and refund policy: please note that for any cancellation within 7 or fewer days of the event start, a charge of $25 per event day will be deducted from the refund. Thank you!
OFFERINGS: Whether or not you are able to participate in this event, it is possible to make an offering for the tsog or butterlamps, with prayers that auspicious conditions prevail for the flourishing of this practice and for the benefit of all beings. Butterlamps are $1.50 each; tsog offerings can be in any amount. There are several ways to make offerings:
1) with secure credit card donation processing online at www.padmapeace.org (use Donate Now button below, and from the pull-down “Program Designation”, select tsog or butterlamps.
2) by mailing a check made out to ‘Ati Ling’
3) by calling the treasurer on 415-663-9421 to arrange payment by credit card.
Please email us at email@example.com.