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Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out

November 16 @ 8:30 am - November 18 @ 5:30 pm America/Los_Angeles

with Acharya Richard John
Contact person: Robert Fox

 

The key to all mahamudra and dzogchen practice and realization is the transmission of the nature of mind by the guru. Having received that, the vajrayana path is based on the student’s understanding, recognizing, and becoming familiar with that which has been pointed out.

This deep practice retreat for committed vajrayana practitioners draws on upadesha, pith instructions, from some of the great masters of mahamudra and dzokchen: Garab Dorje, Lodrö Thaye, Mipham Rinpoche, Padmakara, Yeshe Tsögyal, Takpo Tashi Namgyal, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and others.

Prerequisites
This is restricted to tantrikas who attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, or received transmission from a Kagyu or Nyingma Rinpoche. It is important to begin at the beginning, and commit to the entire retreat if possible.. 

Acharya Richard JohnAcharya Richard John
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Richard has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada and Mexico. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Heart Gifts
It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration, and there is no suggested amount—any amount is appreciated!

Details

Start:
November 16 @ 8:30 am America/Los_Angeles
End:
November 18 @ 5:30 pm America/Los_Angeles
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https://berkeley.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=487989

Organizer

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center
Phone:
(510) 841-3242
Email:
shambhalaberkeley@gmail.com
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Venue

Hybrid Program: In-Person and Online – Berkeley
2288 Fulton St. Ste 202
Berkeley, CA 94704 UNITED STATES
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Phone:
(510) 841-3242
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