Yamāntaka Completion Stage

From August 12, 10:00 am until August 20, 12:00 pm
This teaching is only open to those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra initiation specifically in Solitary Hero or 13 Deity Yamantaka from a qualified tantric Vajra Master.
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Overview:

Venerable Emeritus Abbot Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa our resident spiritual teacher at DNKL has agreed to give a very special teaching on the Completion Stage practice of Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava.

This dark blue-black Yamantaka, the wrathful emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, is one of the most widely practiced deities within the Gelug tradition. Further, it was Je Tsongkapa’s foremost personal deity from whom he received direct visions that were a constant source of empowerment, inspirations, instruction, and even personal advice. Because of this, the Gelug tradition contains many unique and unexcelled oral instructions on the practice of Yamantaka. The practice is particularly relevant to our present time, as one of its five specific features is the capacity to overcome completely even the greatest hindrances and negativities encountered during this degenerate era.

Yamantaka Completion Stage practices involve the yoga of shape, the yoga of mantra, the yoga of commitment, and the yoga of pure pristine awareness. In his teaching, Gyume Khensur will draw on a vast range of authoritative sources with particular reference to the works of the renowned Yamantaka yogi-scholar Tri Gyaltsen Senge and the Fifth Ling Rinpoche, Losang Lungtog Tenzin Trinley. Most importantly, Gyume Khensur’s presentation is given based on his own vast knowledge of this particular Highest Yoga Tantric deity. Gyume Khensur has given many empowerments, teachings on Generation Stage practices, retreat, and all of the required rituals associated with this method.

NOTE: Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava is a Highest Yoga Tantra practices, and further it belongs to the class of Father Tantras. This teaching is only open to those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra initiation specifically in Solitary Hero or 13 Deity Yamantaka from a qualified tantric Vajra Master. 

FURTHER NOTE:  Gyume Khensur will be giving Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava initiation at DNKL in Redding, CT on July 22nd and 23rd.  Information and Registration

Recommended reading material for this teaching:

YAMANTAKA CYCLE TEXTS, Volume 1, Part 1 & 2; Instructions on the Generation & Completion Stages of the Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava, The Profound Path of The Great Secret, Cloud of Offerings To Please Manjushri, by Tri Gyaltsen Senge. Translated and annotated by Sharpa Tulku with Richard Guard. Tibet House, Cultural Centre of H.H. the Dalai Lama, New Delhi [Note: This publication is only available directly from Tibet House, New Delhi. Further it is only available to those who can verify they have received Solitary Hero Yamantaka or 13 Diety Yamantaka initiation.]

The Golden Key of Eloquent Explanation That Perfectly Opens One Hundred Doors to the Jeweled Treasury of Attainment: A Commentary to the Generation and Completion Stage of Solitary Hero Yamantaka, by the Fifth Ling Rinpoche, Losang Lungtog Tenzin Trinley. Translated by David Gonsalez in, The Roar of Thunder, Yamantaka Practice & Commentary. Snow Lion Publications.

Daily Schedule:

Two classes will be held each day. The morning class will run from 10:00 a.m. until noon and the afternoon class from 1:30 p.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m.  On August 20, 2017 class will end at noon. 

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