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Annual Winter Dzogchen Retreat: Empowerment of Yamantaka: the Black Manjushri Dzogchen Instruction with Teachings from Padampa Sangye (West Palm Beach, FL)
January 14, 2006 - January 22, 2006
When Guru Padmasambhava came to Tibet in the eighth century, one of his first teachings to the nine heart students was on the Eight Herukas, one of which was Yamantaka. Yamantaka is the wrathful emanation of Manjushri and the embodiment of all the Buddhas’ body, speech and mind. He dispels the fear of death. This terma was revealed by the famous terton, Tsasum Lingpa, who was a renowned emanation of Sangye Yeshe. Sangye Yeshe was one of the nine heart-like students who practiced on Yamantaka and achieved his enlightenment through this practice. Guru Padmasambhava gave specific, special instructions on this practice to Sangye Yeshe, and that teaching continues through Tsasum Lingpa’s terma, entitled “Blazing Fiery Poisonous Mountain.” The week will feature Dzogchen instructions with teachings from Padampa Sangye, who was one of the great Indian masters who visited Tibet. He gave profound instructions on the nature of the mind as well as how to perceive daily activity as dharma. Padampa Sangye was the founder of the Lineage that Pacifies Suffering. In summer 2005, Rinpoches gave the teachings of Machig Labdron. Padampa Sangye (whose name means father) was the teacher of Machig Labdron (whose name means mother), so they are like the father and mother of the lineage.
Teachings at Unity in the Pines- Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL, and at PBC at The Palm Beach Dharma Center, Lake Worth, FL
Contact: West Palm Beach PBC, Mary Shaw, Coordinator, (561) 547-4711