Ear-Whispered Five Dakini Retreat
- Tara Mandala
- Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
- Sep 7 - 12, 2018 (6 days)
- Commuting - $482.00 Dorm Yurt, Men's - $587.00 Dorm Yurt, Women's - $587.00 Prajna Double - $930.00 Prajna Queen Double - $1,230.00 Prajna Queen Single - $1,560.00 Camping - $482.00
THE EAR-WHISPERED CHÖ PRELIMINARIES RETREAT:
APPROACHING GREAT MOTHER AND THE FIVE DAKINIS
This retreat is an entryway to the sacred Chö practice of the Dakini Ear-Whispered Lineage, the lineage of wandering yogis and yoginis. The lineage retreat includes the empowerment, transmission, and commentary, as well as the Tantric practice of visualization and mantra recitation while embodying the awakening energies of Chö Deities.
Our practice will be mainly based on the traditional text: A Retreat Manual of the Five Dakinis, the Preliminary to the Chö Instructions Entitled “A Wish-Fulfilling Powerful King,” composed by Tuken Lobsang Chökyi Nyima (thu’i bkwang blo bsang chos kyi nyi ma, 1737 – 1802). We will also supplement the practice with another prominent text: A Concise Retreat Manual of Great Mother and the Five Dakinis called “Accomplishing the Goal by Recitation,” written by Ngül-chu Dharmabhadra (dngul chu dharma bhadra, 1772-1851).
This retreat interweaves the Tantric practice of embodying the awakening energies of Prajnaparamita and the Five Dakinis with the transformation of conflicting emotions into pure awareness. This retreat is called “the Preliminaries to the Sacred Chö Practice,” a prerequisite to the further Chö practices of the Dâkinî Ear-Whispered Lineage. Retreatants are required to complete a certain number of mantra recitations with visualization, which can be continued as a daily practice after the retreat.
The practice text can be purchased after the Empowerment. The cost is $35.
Chö Empowerment, Opening the Door to the Sky
The Common Empowerment of Chö, Opening the Door to the Sky, according to the Ear-Whispered Lineage will be given in the evening of September 7th. This is a gateway to the Ear-Whispered Lineage practice, a prerequisite to attending the following retreat.
September 8 – 11 (4 days)
This lineage retreat focuses on the Tantric teachings and practice of the Prajnaparamita and the Five Dakinis according to the Ear-Whispered Lineage of Chö.
Open to all practitioners to purify their commitments and celebrate the end of the retreat.
Suggested Dana: $180-$240