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Annual Summer Dzogchen Retreat
July 19, 2008 - July 28, 2008
EMPOWERMENT & TEACHINGS OF THE EIGHT HERUKASaccording to Rigdzin Jatson Nyingpo and H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche.
The entire Inner Tantra teachings of the Nyingma are divided into two categories: the continuum of oral transmission lineage and the hidden and rediscovered practice lineage. The Eight Heruka Empowerment is from the hidden practice lineage held by the wisdom dakini Laychi Wangmo, who entrusted one cycle of heruka teachings to each of the Eight Vidyhadaras. These Eight Vidyadaras later passed the heruka teachings to Guru Padmasambhava, who became the lineage holder of all Eight Herukas. When the Great Master Padmasambhava came to Tibet, this was one of the first teachings he gave to the Nine Heart Students at Samye Chimpu. Since that time this has been one of the very powerful and popular practices of Tibet, transmitted both as oral and hidden terma into the present day. Most of the great tertons of Tibet revealed Padmasambhava’s hidden treasure teachings on the Eight Herukas. This summer’s teachings will be given according to the terma revealed by Tsasum Lingpa and H. H. Jigdral Yeshe Dorje (Dudjom Rinpoche).
*** SUNDAY, JULY 20, 10am: EMPOWERMENT OF THE EIGHT HERUKAS
*** SUNDAY, JULY 27,9:30am: RETREAT CONCLUSION AND DEDICATION CEREMONIES
with – DEDICATION OF THIS YEAR’S MANJUSHRI PRACTICE
– TSOG CEREMONY OF THE WISDOM DAKINI
– TEXT EMPOWERMENT OF THE EIGHT HERUKAS
PBC members $405; $62/day
Non-members $510; $77/day