Literally meaning the ‘utmost yoga,’ Ati Yoga (Tibetan: Dzogchen) is the pinnacle of Buddhist Vajrayana practice. It is the most simple, direct and profound path to reveal the primordial wisdom, which is our basic nature.
In this three day practice-centered retreat, Dr. Nida offers Ati Yoga instruction according to Tibet’s great 12th century physician and meditation adept Yuthok Yönten Gönpo’s teachings entitled “The Great Self-Liberation of Samsara-Nirvana of the Great Perfection of Yuthok”.
This year’s program focuses on Ati Yoga preliminary practices and trekchöd, ‘cutting through hardness’ and includes the essential empowerment of the Yuthok Nyingthig cycle of teachings.
The text we will study is Dr. Nida’s Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok’s Ati Yoga.