Annual Nine-Day Mahamudra Retreat

with Richard John

June 10th—June 19th

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    Mahamudra and the Dzogchen equivalent, Trekchö, are known as the "path of wisdom." Based on the transmission of the nature of mind by the guru, these teachings are the epitome of the practice lineages, which value the simplicity of direct experience over scholarship.

    This 9-day retreat will draw on the structure of Pointing Out the Dharmakaya by the ninth Karmapa, the liturgy used in the Kagyu three-year retreat. Our practice will be enhanced by pith instructions from Tashi Namgyal, Yeshe Tsögyal, Mipham the Great, Khenpo Gangshar and other lineage masters.

    To be authentic, mahamudra must be infused with devotion, so each day will include supplications for Sakyongs I and II, Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsögyal, and a guru yoga of your choice.

    What to Expect

    This deep practice retreat will be mostly in silence, with ample time for circle conversation, lujong exercises, interviews and personal study. It will also include practice of the Stroke of Ashe.

    Who Should Attend

    Participants must be vajrayana practitioners who have received the pointing out transmission from the Vidyadhara, Sakyong Mipham, the Vajra Regent or the Dorje Löppön, Lodrö Dorje on behalf of the Vidyadhara. All participants must begin at the beginning and commit to the entire retreat.


    NOTE: All times listed are Atlantic Times. Go here for a Time Converter

    June 10
    Arrival Day
    Dinner 6:30 pm
    7:45 pm Orientation & Opening Talk 

    June 11-18
    7:00 am to 9:00 pm

    Each day will include breaks for meals, mid-day break, and tea.

    June 19
    7:00 am to 1:00 pm (8 - 9:15 breakfast)
    1:00 Lunch & Departure


    All prices listed in $CDN.

    Tuition: CAD 500
    Meals:  CAD 135
    Accommodations: Extra. Prices vary according to your choice. (For a list of options, please visit the Registration Page.)

    An Early Bird Discount of  CAD 50 is offered until April 15, 2022.

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