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Vajrayāna Program

with Richard John
June 10 / 8:30 AM - June 10 / 9:00 PM

The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal 

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 practical and accessible text gives concise instructions for recognizing and resting in the empty and luminous nature of mind. It is my personal favorite pith instruction, and I look forward to sharing and practicing it with you.” --Acharya Richard John 

18h00 Sadhana of Mahamudra, followed by a feast style buffet. Open to all Tantrikas


Acharya Richard John 

A longtime 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 annual 10-Day Mahamudra Retreats at DDL, Karme Choling, SMC and Casa Werma. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax.

Prerequisites: This one-day retreat is restricted to Shambhala Tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. 

Date: June 10th 

Time: 8:30 - 5:30  Followed by Feast at 6:00 for all Tantrikas


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