21st Tara Marichi Empowerment & Teaching on the Golden Age
This event is both online and in-person.
Marichi is the life-long personal protector from Khentrul Rinpoche. She is also considered the proteress of the Sublime Realm of Shambhala. Rinpoche will bestow her Empowerment and transmit a Marichi sadhana written by him which is based on his own visionary experience with this buddhist goddess.
THE BUDDHIST PROTECTRESS MARICHI
In some lineages of the Vajrayana Buddhism, Marichi is considered to be one manifestation of Tara, appearing for example as the 21st Tara. There are other forms from her found also in other spiritual systems. She is the colour of the sunset, a wondrous, glowing orange. She comes with the sun and, as the sun, her blessings pervade everywhere.
This sadhana is also extremely helpful for those working with the Drolmi Kazug Puja. Beyond the empowerment and oral transmission of the Marichi Sadhana, Rinpoche will also give an introductory teaching on her and bestow a new Sadhana on the 21 Taras that focuses on Marichi.
RINPOCHE’S PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH MARICHI
Marichi (also known as Marīcī and Özer Chenma) came to Rinpoche’s life when he was a young boy herding yak cattles in Tibet. Without fences, it was quite difficult to take care of them. Some yaks hide themselves from the boy Rinpoche under rocks, and so used to spend the night in danger of being attacked by wolves. To help protect them, his family shared with him the Marichi mantra and the faith in her when he was still very young.
“I do not know exactly why, perhaps because of having no doubt when doing this or because of a special connection, when I recited her mantra and did the ritual according to the traditional manner of protecting the yaks, I have 100% guarantee that the yaks would be safe during the night. I never had problems with yaks being killed by the wolves since then, really never. So I kept that in mind and I recited innumerable mantras, many times, when I took care of them. So, afterwards, anytime when we had an obstacle I always relied on her.”
“So this is why Tibetan says that praying for Marichi helps. But, of course, it does not help everyone individually, as it depends for example on the individual connection and on the level of faith. You must have no doubt at all. I have indestructible faith in Marichi since my childhood, so this helped me to develop many connections with her during my life.”
WHO IS THIS FOR or HOW TO PREPARE MYSELF?
There are no prerequisites at all. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners. Previous Buddhist study and practice are helpful but not mandatory. If you want to prepare yourself, you can do the online course for the “21 Taras Practice Retreat” available at our learning center.
SCHEDULE BY TIMEZONE
MONDAY October 02, 2023
12:00 AM – 2:00 AM 2023 USA Marichi Empowerment
3:00 AM – 5:00 AM 2023 USA Marichi Teaching and Practice
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 online in real-time. We do not record the empowerments. Just attending an empowerment does not mean you receive it. You must know what is going on. To ensure everyone will receive the empowerment, Rinpoche will kindly make his instruction booklet available to you as an eBook so you can follow along so you know exactly what is happening. You are not allowed to share this program book with anyone else or give them access to the empowerment. This is private for your personal use. Rinpoche typically gives the eBook out the night before but if this is a technical problem for you.
3) You will receive access to the zoom for each of the sessions.
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.
OFFERING DANA TO RINPOCHE
As this is an online event, you can make the offering of Dana to Rinpoche here.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? email [email protected]
Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö là người sáng lập và là nhà lãnh đạo tâm linh của học viện Dzokden. Rinpoche là tác giả của những cuốn sách: Khám phá Chân lý tối thượng, Con đường Trung Đạo vĩ đại, Làm sáng đèn Tha Không Kiến của dòng Jonang, Sống hạnh phúc hơn, Kho báu Ẩn tàng của Đạo lộ Uyên thâm, Vén Mở Chân Lý Thiêng liêng Qua Con Đường Thời Luân.
Rinpoche đã dành 20 năm đầu tiên của cuộc đời để chăn bò yak và tụng chú trên các cao nguyên của Tây Tạng. Được các vị Bồ tát truyền cảm hứng, Ngài rời gia đình để tu học trong nhiều tu viện dưới sự hướng dẫn của hơn 25 đạo sư trong tất cả các truyền thống Phật giáo Tây Tạng. Do cách tiếp cận không theo giáo phái của mình, Ngài có danh hiệu là Đạo sư Rimé (Bất bộ phái) và được xác định là hóa thân của Đạo sư Kalachakra nổi tiếng Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. Trong khi cốt lõi giáo lý của Ngài là sự thừa nhận rằng có giá trị to lớn trong sự đa dạng của tất cả các truyền thống tâm linh được tìm thấy trên thế giới này; Ngài tập trung vào truyền thống Jonang-Shambhala. Giáo lý Kalachakra (bánh xe thời gian) chứa đựng những phương pháp thậm thâm, giúp làm hài hòa môi trường bên ngoài và nội tâm bên trong, cuối cùng mang lại thời kỳ hoàng kim của an bình và hòa hợp (Dzokden).