Online and In-Person: The Six Bardos with Kalachakra Phowa Transmission and Wrathful Kalachakra Empowerment (Vajra Vega Jenang)
PRACTICAL TEACHING INCLUDES
– Understand the Bardos from the Kalachakra Perspective
– Learn preliminary Kalachakra practices for life
– Vajra Vega Jenang (wrathful Kalachakra empowerment)
– Dream and sleep Yoga Instructions
– What to do when you or a loved one dies
– How to spot opportunities for liberation in the Bardo of dying
– Kalachakra Phowa teaching and transmission
Dying is an essential part of life; something that we all will face. Whether you or a loved one is facing death today or decades from now, it’s important to understand what it means to live and die well.
In this 3 day retreat, Khentrul Rinpoche will take us on a journey through what is known as the ‘bardos’, or transition periods, between one life and the next, and the tremendous opportunity they can offer if we view them as an opportunity for spiritual transformation. This is a good course for those new to Kalachakra or those who want to learn how to practice in all moments.
Bardo means in-between. We are always in moments of transition. This course helps us identify the important moments of transition and what we do in them. Khentrul Rinpoche will help us understand the profound steps we can take to make our life meaningful so we are prepared for death and what we can do at the time of death. In this practical teaching, Khentrul Rinpoche will bestow the Kalachakra phowa transmission and help us identify opportunities for liberation in the Bardo.
Vajra Vega, the wrathful form of Shri Kalachakra and the King of the Wrathful Deities, is the protector aspect in Kalachakra. There are many benefits to establishing a connection with Vajra Vega. The essence of Vajravega is that he represents the non-conceptual primordial wisdom which arises when the winds enter the central channel. This is the method by which the root ignorance of conceptuality is cut. It is also the basis or the container in which the precious six vajra yogas arise. When we establish a wheel of protection with Vajra Vega, we are symbolically stopping the arising of dualistic appearances, and abiding within the non-conceptual wisdom.
It is very important and special for us to connect with this aspect of Kalachakra in our lifetime so that we may be benefited from the connection in the Bardo state after death. While we must do our best to create karmic propensities to realize our own sacred truth during this life, if we do not then in the Bardo state after death, we may be able to recognise Vajra Vega in the sea of wrathful Deities and be liberated.
WHO CAN COME
Anyone can join. There is no prerequisite.
SCHEDULE BY TIMEZONE
Central Europe and South Africa
FRIDAY September 15, 2023
10:30 AM: Arrival (Teas Coffees Scrumptious Snacks Provided)
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Session 1 – 6 Bardos Teachings
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Session 2 – 6 Bardos Teachings
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Session 3 – 6 Bardos Teachings
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Session 4 – 6 Bardos Teachings
SATURDAY September 16, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Session 5 – 6 Bardos Teachings
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Session 6 – 6 Bardos Teachings
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Session 7 – 6 Bardos Teachings
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Session 8 – 6 Bardos Teachings
SUNDAY September 17, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Session 9 – Vajra Vega Empowerment
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Session 10 – 6 Bardos Teachings (Final Practice, Q&A / Completion Dedication)
HOW THE ONLINE EMPOWERMENT WILL WORK
1) Register for each attendee that will be receiving the empowerment. You will be added to the course on learn.dzokden.org
2) You must receive the empowerment and oral transmission online in real-time. We do not record empowerment. We do not offer empowerment books for this event.
3) You will receive access to the zoom for each of the session of the teaching.
Access to Video Materials Afterwards
The retreat access and all the prayers will be provided for you in Dzokden’s new online learning center (Khentrul Rinpoche’s International Organization). We encourage everyone to connect to the live-streamed retreat in real time but if that is not possible, you can still log in to the learning center after the retreat and access all of the retreat content.
VARIABLE PROGRAM COSTS
The Dharma is not for sale but we do have cost to put on global events. We have created 3 offering levels to help make this affordable to a range of attendees as we must raise funds to cover the cost. The cost has been adjusted for the cost of living in various countries. Thank you for understanding so that we can make this accessible to our global family. If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Email [email protected] to request assistance.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? email [email protected]