Tue, Jan 04 | Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina

Quick Path to Great Bliss Retreat

Retreat on the Vajrayogini practice (In-Person Only)
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Quick Path to Great Bliss Retreat

Time & Location

Jan 04, 8:00 AM EST – Jan 09, 7:30 PM EST
Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA

About the event

Vajrayogini is a female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is a manifestation of all the Buddhas’ wisdom. By engaging in the Tantric practice of Vajrayogini under the guidance of a qualified Spiritual Guide, sincere practitioners can completely purify their body, speech and mind and attain a state of full enlightenment – the ultimate goal of human life. The practice of Vajrayogini comes from Buddha himself and has been preserved over the centuries by an unbroken lineage of realized practitioners.

“In many respects the practice of Vajrayogini is ideally suited to the present day. By relying upon this practice sincerely, with a good heart and a mind of faith, it is definitely possible to attain full enlightenment; but to accomplish such results we must practice the extensive sadhana regularly.” - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Schedule of Prayers

Session 1: 8-9:30 am

From 'Going for refuge' (p.5) up to but not including 'The yoga of the tormas' (p.31);

Requesting forbearance (pp. 40-41)

Short dedication prayers (p.41)

Last auspicious prayer (p.45)

Sessions 2 & 3: 11-12:30 & 2-3:30

Going for refuge

Generating Bodhichitta

Receiving blessings

Instantaneous self-generation

Blessing the outer offerings

The yoga of the Guru - visualization

Prostration

Two short mandala offering prayers (p.15)

Brief request

Absorbing the Gurus

Three bringings (p.21)

The yoga of purifying migrators

Meditation on the body mandala

Absorbing the wisdom beings and mixing the three messengers

Putting on the armour

Offerings to the self-generation

The eight lines of praise to the Mother

Verbal recitation

The yoga of inconceivability

The yoga of daily actions (p.31) [up to but not including 'The yoga of the tormas']

Requesting forbearance (pp.40-41)

Short dedication prayers (p.41)

Last auspicious prayer (p.45)

Session 4: 6-7:30

As 2nd and 3rd sessions, except recite 'The yoga of the tormas' onwards to complete the rest of the sadhana.

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