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Memorial Day Weekend Retreat- Empowerment and Teachings of Black Hayagriva
May 26, 2007 - May 29, 2007
Empowerment and Teachings of Black Hayagrivawith Annual Raising the Wind Horse Energy Festival
Hayagriva is a wrathful emanation of Amitabha, the Buddha of Compassion. He is known as Padma Heruka, the Lord of the Speech Family ‰ÛÒ one of the principle Eight Herukas. Practicing on Hayagriva pacifies the inner demons and evil spirits of ego-clinging and deluded perception, increasing love and compassion. The empowerment and teachings come from the Great Terton Tsasum Lingpa‰۪s terma Black Hayagriva with Meteoric Iron Hair.
The teachings will focus on the importance of harmonizing the five elements in order to increase life force and prosperity, to fulfill one‰۪s wishes, and also to remove obstacles. The skillful application of these teachings will help to actualize bodhichitta commitments, eventually leading to enlightenment. Weekend activities will include raising new prayer flags around the Padma Samye Ling gonpa, as well as performing fire and smoke offering ceremonies.
Special Celebrations include Guru Rinpoche Day practice on May 26, which will be broadcast to various PBC Centers worldwide.
Suggested Donation: PBC members $166; $69/day
Non-members $198; $79/day