Kālachakra Fitness Retreat: the Flower Ornament, Vajrayoga and Dzogchen Connection with Robert A.F. Thurman & Michele Loew
December 12 - December 18
With Michele Loew leading a number of practice sessions, Padma Shri Acharya Thurman will share some new discoveries from A) fitting together the ten Rātridevī (Night Goddesses) of the Flower Ornament Sutra with the Ten Shakti Goddesses surrounding the Kālachakra-Vishvamātā Buddha-Couple in the central great bliss mandala, enabling us to really get to know them; B) traversing the Vajrayoga bridge between Vajrayana and Hathayoga “spiritual neuroscience,” and C) realizing awareness and deep reverence for the powerful great connection (mahāsaṇdhi) yoga of clearlight immanent perfection.Thurman will shed light on this Tantra’s underlying philosophy and its complex symbolism.
Having been preserved for centuries in the fabled kingdom of Shambhala, the Kālachakra Tantra is an Unexcelled Yoga Tantra system of teachings which is believed to originate directly from Shakyamuni Buddha and which revolves around the concept of cycles (chakra) of time (kāla), from the cycles of the planets and the outer world to the cycles of human breathing and our physical-spiritual development.
Please Note: this retreat is intended for those who have participated in any Kālachakra initiation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama or another qualified lama of any of the orders, or another unexcelled yoga tantra initiation, and thus have taken the requisite layperson, bodhisattva, and tantric vows, and who are interested in deepening their understanding and practice of the Kālachakra Tantra, Vajrayoga, and Dzogchen.
To learn more and to register, please visit: www.menla.org.