Mahamudra Retreat: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

with Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach, Nancy Huszagh, Kiron Khosla

September 1st—September 30th

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    In the mandala of mahamudra
    Shines moonlight, pure and all-pervading
    All apparent phenomena are the play of the mind.
    All qualities are complete within the mind.

    - Chögyam Trungpa; Sadhana of Mahamudra

    Please join retreat leaders Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach and Nancy Huszagh who are pleased to present a third intensive mahamudra retreat for 2020.

    The retreat will follow a traditional three-year retreat format with four practice sessions per day, although the schedule is somewhat more relaxed.

    Scott Wellenbach will lead the shamatha mahamudra for one week;  Elizabeth Callahan will teach the vipashyana investigations for one week, and Nancy Huszagh will lead the practice and discussion during the alternating weeks.

    In addition this year, we are happy to include Kiron Khosla in our faculty. Kiron has been been teaching Qi Gong and Taiji Quan since 2011. From Kiron:

    I teach what I define as the outer, inner and secret structures of internal energy. These structures, when combined with their respective spirals, I call the three courts. When the three courts are joined with inner breathing it becomes a dynamic, animate intelligence which can inform one's sitting practice.

    Our main practice text is the ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, translated by the Vajravairochana Translation Committee. In addition we will use: Crying to the Guru From Afar by Jamgon Kongtrul, Lodro Thaye. You can purchase both texts and commentary for Pointing Out the Dharmakaya from Nalanda Translation.

    You can purchase both texts and commentary from Nalanda Translation.

    Prerequisites Apply

    This is a vajrayana program restricted to tantrikas and sadhakas who have received pointing out instruction.

    Questions? Wonder if you qualify? Please contact Nancy Huszagh.

    Limited Program Size

    Due to limited indoor housing at Dorje Denma Ling, we can accommodate only 20 participants at this retreat. If you are interested, please register early to secure your space. We are accepting registrations for full-attendance.

    Repeating participants are entitled to half off the tuition portion of the retreat cost. If you are a repeater, simply let Guest Services know after you register, and the discount will be applied to your Guest Statement.
    (Note: the housing portion and food expense portion are not eligible for discounts, and we cannot extend both the Early Bird and Repeater discounts to participants.)

    Interested in a spreading out payments for this retreat? Please contact Suzy Ulrich to set up a Payment Plan.

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