The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal
with Richard John
April 29 / 9:00 AM - April 29 / 8:00 PM
In the 8th century CE, Yeshe Tsogyal had a vision in which Vajrayogini gave her these pith instructions for practicing trekchö, known as “cutting through to primordial purity.” Trekchö is the dzokchen equivalent of mahamudra, and both are the epitome of the path of wisdom. This profound but accessible text gives concise instructions for recognizing and resting in the empty and luminous nature of mind.
This one-day retreat is restricted to Shambhala Tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly.
Schedule: Monday April 29, 2019
8:30am – 5:30pm (Centre open at 8:30 for coffee/tea; program will begin at 9:00 am)
ACHARYA RICHARD JOHN
A senior student of both the Vidyadhara and Sakyong Mipham, Acharya John has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs throughout North America. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and leads extended Mahamudra Retreats at DDL, Karme Choling, SMC and Casa Werma. A long-time friend of the Ottawa Shambhala Center, Acharya John and his wife Liz live in Halifax.
It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher. Acharyas receive no salary or benefits, and depend upon this income in order to teach for a living. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration and there is no suggested amount.