Dentog Chigma: The Method for Accomplishment on One Seat With Drubpön Lama Karma
- Tara Mandala
- Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
- Dec 18 - 22, 2018 (5 days)
- Prajna 3-Bed Female Dorm/Family Room - $480.00 Prajna Double - $620.00 Prajna Queen Shared-Bed - $820.00 Prajna Queen Single - $1,040.00 Temple Camping - $400.00
The profound practice of Dentog Chigma, “Liberation on One Seat,” combines the melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional Chöd with the visualization and mantra recitation of deity practice. It is the main sadhana practice within the Rinchen Trengwa, “Precious Garland,” the collection of practices in Machig’s Kama (oral) lineage compiled by Karmapa Rangjung Dorje and Karma Chakme. This sadhana is “at the absolute core of Machig’s lineage” according to Lama Tsultrim Allione.
The practice taught on this retreat uses the same text as Lama Tsering Wangdu’s Dentog Chigma practice. Therefore, it fulfills the Dentog Chigma requirement for the Magyu: Mother Lineage (it is a prerequisite for Kapala Training Level 4).
Participants may choose to either attend just this Dentog Chigma retreat (Dec 18-22) or attend the entire Rinchen Trengwa retreat from December 7-22.
To register for the full Rinchen Trengwa retreat (Dec 7-22) which includes the Dentog Chigma teachings, click HERE.
On December 21st we will join together for an afternoon and evening celebrating the Winter Solstice with Lama Tsultrim. See here for more details of this event. You do not need to book separately for this as it is included as part of this retreat.
Participants will need to have a Chöd drum and bell, both of which can be purchased in the Tara Mandala Dakini store.
Dentog Chigma is required for Magyu students and recommended for anyone who is serious about the Chöd lineage.
A 4-wheel or All-wheel drive vehicle is absolutely necessary to access Tara Mandala in winter conditions.
"One cannot force or grasp a spiritual experience, because it is as delicate as the whisper of the wind." Lama Tsultrim Allione.
Venue HighlightsBordered by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Tribal Land, Tara Mandala Retreat Center is on 700-acres of rolling hills and meadows adorned with many varieties of wildflowers, ponds, and forests. The land itself is a mandala with a stunning peak in the middle surrounded by four valleys. Retreat cabins are scattered across the landscape designed for deep retreat, and at its heart, is the extraordinary three-story Tara temple which celebrates the sacred feminine. The center has a Community Building, where residents and retreatants convene for meals, and other activities.
- Free Parking
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free