Program Details

HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom

with Judith Simmer-Brown & Donna Williams & Pablo Coddou
January 7 / 12:00 AM - January 15 / 12:00 AM

Yeshe Tsögyal as Queen

by Cynthia Moku.

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This hybrid program is available both On-Land and ONLINE.

The meditation tradition of Tibet known as Mahamudra, or “the great seal”, introduces the nature of the mind through nonconceptual and direct methods.  One of the most beloved methods is that of “dakini wisdom”, the earthy and intuitive transmissions from dakinis of the lineage who appear in visions, dreams, and encounters in the lives of the great Mahamudra adepts.  This weekthun, with Mahamudra and mindfulness-awareness tracks, will draw from dakini stories and lore to guide our practice as we journey to awaken to the true nature of our minds. 

This weeklong retreat is open to all, with two tracks—a tantrika track (for those who have attended Vajrayana Seminary/Sacred World Assembly) and a non-tantrika track, open to all.  The two tracks will join for the dakini talks.

This program can be taken as a stand-alone class OR as part of the three month study series, Yeshe Tsögyal and the Feminine Principle If you have registered for the full three month series, you are already registered for this retreat and do not need to re-register.


The Zoom room will open by 7:15pm EST on Friday evening, January 7th, 2022. Please arrive early to check your connection and let us help troubleshoot any technical difficulties. The program begins at 7:30pm on Friday evening. On Saturday, the day will start at 9am EDT and ends around 6:30pm EDT, with breaks throughout the day. The program ends by 6:30pm EST, on January 14th, 2022.

On land participants should plan to arrive Friday, January 7th between 3pm and 6pm, to check-in. Dinner is served at 6:30pm and there will be a brief orientation at 7:10pm for all in-person participants. The opening session will begin at 7:30pm. January 15th is a departure day. You may leave at any time. 

Please check our current COVID protocols regarding on-land participation. 

Registration Details

Because of the nature and logistics of online programming — including ensuring that you have the proper links, materials and schedules — the deadline to register for this program is 48 hours before it begins.

This program is available both On-Land and ONLINE. Participants who join the program in person, will pay an additional on-land differential of 0. This covers all meals and general land use at KCL. It does not cover accommodations.

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