with Acharya Moh Hardin
Mon February 18th: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PMTue February 19th: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PMWed February 20th: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PMThu February 21st: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PMFri February 22nd: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PMSat February 23rd: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PMSun February 24th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In Room(s): Main Shrine Room
This week long retreat is for Vajrayana practitioners in the Shambhala lineage. Please note that on Sunday, Feb 24th, from 2-5 will be a Werma Feast open to all Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners.
Contacting Energy Beyond Concept
The Vidyadhara’s thumbnail sketch of what is worked with in the three yanas is “self,” “other,” and “energy.” As tantrikas, we practice all three yanas simultaneously, and through the transmission and blessing of our teachers have the capability of contacting the energies of our world beyond our conceptual mind. This direct connection with the seamless web of reality beyond duality brings the notion of sacredness and power, enhances the journey, and is the continuity of tantra. This will be the focus of our discussions during the retreat.
In traditional vajrayana language and in the language of the Shambhala terma, there are many words that point to and describe this—ordinary mind, samaya, mandala, Great Eastern Sun, windhorse and authentic presence to mention a few. There are also instructions on how to manifest in the world through the Four Karmas and the Four Dignities. When are these different languages saying the same thing and when are there differences? Working with both could help illuminate our inheritance.