Vajrasattva Jenang & Retreat

Join us for this very special retreat experience!

4-11 June 2021

“We need a powerful purification practice like the tantric yoga method of  Vajrasattva to destroy both the energy forces of the ignorant mind and the negative actions of body and speech that arise from it.”

– Lama Thubten Yeshe

 

About Vajrasattva Practice

 

The Vajrasattva practice is said to be particularly powerful for purifying the impure energy of the mind and the negative actions of body and speech that arise from it. In all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the Vajrasattva practice is one of the preliminary practices.

 

Sometimes our Dharma practice doesn’t seem to bring good results. This is because our negative karma is creating obstacles. Doing this Vajrasattva practice can purify these negative mental imprints, thus removing the obstacles and suffering that result from our negative habits.

There is no negative action that cannot be purified. These negative imprints left in our mind-stream can be purified so that we don’t have to experience the suffering results that would otherwise come, and so we can clear this negative energy out of the way of our spiritual development.

 

Especially powerful methods are those associated with the deity Vajrasattva and the Thirty Five Confession Buddhas. It is said to be as effective in burning away delusions and negative energy as is a great fire in burning away thousands of acres of forest.

 

There will be sessions to explain and clarify aspects of the practice, as well as Q&A sessions, and the retreat leader will give instructions, guidance and personal support to all retreaters.

 

Everyone warmly welcome – join us for the Jenang, for the Retreat, or for both!

 

Outline schedule:

Friday 4th June

2-4pm: Arrival and check-in

4~5pm: Welcome Geshe Wangchen to Mahamudra

7pm: Guru Puja with Tsog

Saturday 5th June

10am-12noon: Teachings on The Foundation of All Good Qualities

2-4pm: Explanation of the benefits and practice of Single Vajrasattva

Sunday 6th June

6am: Precepts Ceremony (optional)

10am-12noon: Single Vajrasattva Jenang

2pm: Retreat with Venerable Khadro commences

~Further details of the daily retreat schedule will be announced in due course~

Friday 11th June

Retreat concludes

 

Suggested Reading:

The Preliminary Practice of Vajrasattva, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT booklet

 

Becoming Vajrasattva, The Tantric Path of Purification, Lama Thubten Yeshe, Wisdom Publications. 

 

Teachings From the Vajrasattva Retreat, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. 

Jenang & Teachings with Geshe Thupten Wangchen


5-6th June

Geshe Thupten Wangchen has kindly agreed to give the Jenang (permission) of Single Vajrasattva.

Geshe-la will also offer teachings on The Foundation of All Good Qualities, a famous prayer by Lama Tsongkhapa covering the entire path to enlightenment, and an explanation on the Vajrasattva practice and its benefits, including time for question and answer.

Geshe-la has received a Lharampa Geshe or PHD degree and has been the resident teacher at Dorje Chang Institute in Auckland since 2003. 

We are very fortunate to welcome Geshe-la to Mahamudra for this special event!

Click here to read more about Geshe-la.

(Teachings & Jenang only)

Your investment is… 

 

…$240

This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan / gluten free options are available).

Vajrasattva Retreat led by Venerable Thubten Khadro

6-11th June

Led by experienced retreat leader and FPMT teacher Venerable Thubten Khadro. This 5 day retreat will be a wonderful opportunity to deepen and integrate the Vajrasattva practice. 

Explanations will be given for those who are new to the practice.

The retreat will include periods of silence.

(Retreat only)

Your investment is… 

 

…$400

This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan / gluten free options are available).

Special Rate for those attending both the Jenang and the Retreat…

…just $600

This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan & gluten free options are available).

Add Accommodation

Accommodation including camping, is available at the Centre at an extra cost. To view the different options click here. When making your booking please note the type of accommodation you prefer and we will get back to you. There are special accommodation rates if you are staying more than one week.
 
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