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  • CAD $108.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: Arrival Friday Afternoon, May 21st, Departure Sunday 5pm, May 23rd.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling and Online

Address: 2280 Balmoral Rd, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0

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(Online) Krodhikali Weekend

With Mark Nowakowski

June 25 - 27, 2021

NOTE: This is a hybrid on-land and online retreat. To join online, you should be available for all practice sessions and talks. A more detailed schedule will be posted at a later date. 

The Play of the Great Secret Dakini

A Terma of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

Krodhikali, the Black Wrathful Lady, is the completely wrathful form of Vajrayogini.

The prophecy of this terma precisely describes these current dark times of rampant disease, societal injustice and upheaval, and environmental destruction. Its compassionate practice is essential and helpful to all beings.

Sixty years ago, the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche discovered this dzokchen terma of Krodhikali in Tibet. The Nalanda Translation Committee translated this with the guidance of Karma Senge Rinpoche and he gave the abhisheka to us in 2013. On our last visit with him in 2019, he strongly encouraged us to give the reading transmission (lung) and practice this with Vajrayogini sadhakas. He also gave his permission for people to practice online with a Vajrayogini sadhaka who has received the abhisheka.

This is a combined in-person and online retreat is open to all Vajrayogini practitioners who have the lung. In order to participate online, you must have received the lung in-person. If you have the lung but not the text, you should purchase the sadhana here beforehand, as it will not be shared on screen during the program.

Over the course of the weekend, Mark will give five teachings with Q&A discussion sessions, and lead 5-7 online practice sessions, each 90 min long. Exact times to be announced. In our practice and study, we will focus on the meaning and meditation, so the use of ritual vajrayana implements is not necessary.

Practice Requirements

To practice this, you need to receive either the abhisheka from Karma Senge Rinpoche or the lung from someone who has received the abhisheka. To receive the lung in-person (not online), you need to be a Vajrayogini practitioner with a strong connection to Trungpa Rinpoche.

Students who have received the abhisheka from Karma Senge Rinpoche can practice on their own. Students with just the lung can practice only in a group setting, either in-person or online, with an abhisheka recipient present.

Beginning last January 2020, to facilitate group practice, Ocean and the Nalanda Translation Committee has been offering an online Krodhikali practice every Friday at 2pm Atlantic Time (AST). When you have received the lung, you are welcome to join us any Friday in the Ocean Vajrayana Shrine Room.


Tuition: $108 CAD

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Mark Nowakowski
Mark Nowakowski met the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1972 and has been his student ever since. He currently studies with other Kagyü and Nyingma masters. Mark is a senior member of the Nalanda Translation Committee and a senior teacher in the Shambhala mandala. He did his first Fire Offering in 1985, and his second that same year with the Vidyadhara, and with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche the following year. Since then he has led many Amending and Four Karma Fire Offerings. In 2006, he requested the Sakyong’s blessing and permission to do weekend rite-of-aid fire offerings to benefit our mandala…
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