Touching the Fruition, A Five-Day Vajrayana Program
with Christie Cashman
March 26 / 9:00 AM - March 30 / 6:00 PM
The vajrayana teachings are renowned for providing the strongest medicine in times of the greatest confusion. But it’s also during these times that practices of invoking the deity, resting in the nature of mind, or engaging in sacred perception can feel very remote. Throughout this weeklong retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus enter us into inherent wisdom.
Practitioners of ngondro, Werma, Vajrayogini, and Scorpion Seal are welcome. The program will include discussions with each group of practitioners, talks, and personal interviews. Lungs will be given for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s White Tara, The Rain of Blessings Guru Yoga, and The Short Daily Practice of Vajrakilaya both by Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche—more information to follow. The program counts toward all retreat requirements. Partial attendance is welcome—one may come for a day or for certain talks.
Discussion topics will include:
Co-emergent wisdom: Making direct contact with confusion in order to liberate it
Heart message of Yeshe Tsogyal and Padmasambhava
Remembering our Vajrayana training as we near death
The Heart Sutra as the basis and protection for the Vajrayana
Awakening to luminosity and limitless perception
Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly