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Location: Boulder Shambhala Center

Yeshe Tsogyal: Illuminating the Path of Awakening

Yeshe Tsogyal: Illuminating the Path of Awakening
with Holly Gayley

Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28

9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday

Full Price $120, Sponsor: $150, Subsidized/Member: $80
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Each day is followed by an hour long practice of the Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana for those authorized. Details are found HERE*

Yeshe Tsogyal’s legacy looms large in Tibetan Buddhism, and her life story has inspired generations of practitioners under challenging circumstances. In youth, her family attempted to force her into marriage, but she escaped to become Tibet’s preeminent yogini. While practicing in solitude, she faced numerous hardships and persevered through austerities. Exemplifying devotion, she served as student, consort, adept, and tantric master, achieving realization on par with Padmasambhava, the eighth-century Indian master who helped establish Buddhism on the Tibetan plateau. Yeshe Tsogyal’s ongoing presence continues through ritual, visionary experience, pilgrimage, treasure revelations, and living emanations.

Through practice, talks and dialogues, this weekend explores what we can learn from Yeshe Tsogyal’s life to inspire our own practice and path. Following the trajectory of her life story, we will examine themes of devotion as a longing to awaken, consort practice in its profundity and pitfalls, taking adversity as path, and the dakini as a vibrant symbol of awakening.

*For those who received the lung (reading transmission) for “The Brilliant Light of the Blessings of Great Bliss: A Guru Yoga based on Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal” from Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche in October 2023, we will practice the sadhana together at the end of each day.

Find out more about Yeshe Tsogyal…
Jaipur Literature Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE3OwyYf9N4

About Holly Gayley
Holly Gayley is a scholar and translator of contemporary Buddhist literature in Tibet and associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research areas include gender and sexuality in Buddhist tantra, ethical reform in contemporary Tibet, and theorizing translation, both literary and cultural, in the transmission of Buddhist teachings to North America. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (2016); co-editor of A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rime Masters of Tibet (2017); translator of Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tāre Lhamo (2019); and editor of Voices from Larung Gar: Shaping Tibetan Buddhism for the Twenty-First Century  (2021). For two decades, she has regularly led meditation workshops and retreats. At the University of Colorado, she is a founding member of a Contemplative Resource Center on campus and part of the co-design process for the Mindful Campus initiative. https://hollygayley.org
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