Save the Date! August 2 and 3, Divine Feminine Retreat with Mirabai Starr

Our local yet international friend, Mirabai Starr, will be part of Earth Journey's offerings on the Divine Feminine on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3.

She has just published Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics.

"As the fierce and tender voice of the feminine rises again, we are gifted with renewed access to the women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions, such as Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Mary Magdalene, the Shekinah, Rabia, Fatima, Tara, Quan Yin, Kali, and indigenous Mother goddesses. In this gathering we engage in contemplative readings from the mystics, group reflections, evocative writing exercises, inter-spiritual chanting and silent sitting, weaving these luminous elements into a basket of awakened community."

Details on cost and locations are still being worked out, but if you are interested, please contact Martha (info@earthjourney.org) to hold your space for the retreat portion.

Tentatively, there will be a Friday evening public talk and the next day, Saturday, August 3, she will lead a by-reservation retreat from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be a catered lunch as part of the event.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14: HERMAN REDNICK MEMORIAL GATHERING

Please come and celebrate the foundation of our mission through remembrance and communion with students of Herman Rednick during this annual gathering.

Jane Lipman will guide us for this year’s memorial. Details are forthcoming.

8 am

You are warmly invited to attend the Sunday morning Meditation Gathering and Lesson at 8 am in the Meditation Temple

Following Class

The Herman Rednick Memorial Service will be held at the Meditation Temple. Exact time will be published soon.

Following the Memorial

A potluck lunch begins at the Herman Rednick Center (Herman's House/Studio) at 40 Lorien Road. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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MARCH 20 EQUINOX CELEBRATION: LABYRINTH WALK + CONCERT

Keep Wednesday March 20 open so you can join us for a guided Labyrinth Walk, Potluck Dinner, and Irish music concert.

Gather at 5 pm for the Equinox Labyrinth Walk at Earth Journey’s Memorial Labyrinth off Quintana Road. Earth Journey board member and Alice Bailey/Theosophy study group leader Francis Donald will offer a few words and then we will walk in silence (or with harp music of Talia Rose, fingers crossed!).

Around 6 pm, we will gather at Charles Dillon’s home for a potluck meal and the concert. (He will provide beverages only.) * See directions below.

Around 7 pm Talia Rose, Irish harpist, will begin the concert. A $20 contribution is requested, but you may give what you can if that is a hardship. RSVP is needed: Email Charles at lorienbuilder@aol.com.

Talia will be joined by Raphael Weisman, a former resident of the Lorien community, founder of Harps of Lorien, and previous Earth Journey board member.

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Talia Rose is a Celtic harpist, songstress and storyteller who has performed internationally. She also facilitates personal transformation through her gifts as a harp therapist, seer, and energy worker and leads group tours to the beautiful land of Ireland.

Raphael Weisman is a teacher and healer, and channel. He channels “The Shining Ones” and is a practitioner and trainer of “Heart Thread.” Raphael is a retired harp maker and has left that profession to be more fully available as a transformational channel of the Divine Wisdom of the Angels. Read more about him here.

  • Directions to Charles Dillon’s home: From Hwy 522 7 miles north of Questa, turn onto El Rito road (east), go about 4/10ths of a mile and turn left (north) on Lorien Road.  Then take the first turn right (east) on North Star Road and go to first house on right.  The sign says "60" (North Star Road).  Follow signs for parking.

Dharma Talk with Lamas Yeshe and Zopa Saturday March 2

A dharma talk "SIMPLICITY / COURAGE / PARADOX” will be held at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.

SCHEDULE:

Morning Session, 9 am to noon [including breaks]

Lunch, noon to 1:30 pm (bring your offering for a potluck)

Afternoon Session, 2 to 4 pm

Private interviews, 4 to 5 pm

Come join us on Saturday, March 2, for a “City Retreat” exploring Simplicity Courage, and Paradox--the three primary elements of the path.

This one-day retreat—close to home and affordable, but still unplugged from busyness—is designed to help us develop continuity of practice by focusing on the building blocks that form the Buddhist path. While participating in the whole program will optimize our time together, it is fine to attend any part, as you are able. 

We will begin at the beginning—Simplicity, the foundation stone that grounds spiritual practice. From there, we will look deeply at Courage, which powers our journey, and Paradox—the vision that embraces reality as it is. With traditional approaches presented by Tsongkhapa, Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, and other masters serving as touchstones for our study, we will work on connecting the lineage instructions with the immediacy of our own lives, discovering the vibrancy available to us in these time-tested methods. 

Sessions will incorporate both dharma teachings and group meditation periods. Participants are encouraged to take the day to unplug from the distractions and busyness which often predominate, and use the opportunity to listen, contemplate, and meditate, both on and off the cushion.

Private interviews are available for those who seek the additional support.

Suggested donation: $15 for the day. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate if you are able, as our teachers can receive a Center donation in gratitude for their kindness and efforts to come to Questa to teach. 

Karma Zopa Jigme and Karma Yeshe Chodron are students of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, and have been full time practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism for over fifteen years. Since 2005, they have been teaching and translating Dharma texts and oral teachings from Tibetan to English for Rigpe Dorje Institute at Pullahari Monastery in Nepal. In 2016, they successfully completed the traditional Karma Kamtsang three-year retreat at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado, under the supervision of Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche, with Khenpo Jigme and Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin as their retreat and philosophy masters.

For more information call Lou McCall at (575) 586-2058; lou@pixelcircus.org. 

DR. FRED COOPER TO TEACH ON SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Dr. Fred Cooper is returning to offer teachings on The last Three Statements of Garab Dorje, the first Vidyadhara of the Dzogchen Lineage.  

Garab Dorje’s Last Three Statements:
1) Introducing directly the face of Rigpa (one’s true nature) 
2) One attains certainty about this natural state 
3) Confidence directly in the liberation of rising thoughts.
 
This teaching and transmission by Dr. Fred Cooper will focus on the first statement, according to the Commentary by Patrul Rinpoche as elaborated by VV Mingyur Rinpoche. A good foundation in Shamatha-Vipashana [Shine-Lhatong] is very helpful to benefit from this teaching.

This day of teaching will be held at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.

Fred Cooper, PhD, is a close disciple of H.E. Kenting Tai Situpa and recipient of direct  Mahamudra Transmissions from H.E. T'ai Situpa, H.E. Kalu Rinpoche and V.V. Mingyur Rinpoche. He has taught for over 20 years at Kagyu Centers in the U.S.  He has been Program Director for Theoretical Physics at the National Science Foundation and is currently associated with the Santa Fe Institute and Los Alamos National Labs. Fred is the President of KSK Buddhist Center in Santa Fe.

Schedule:

First session 10 am to noon. Break for pot luck lunch at noon. Second session begins at 1 pm and will finish around 3 pm. Fred is on a tight schedule and must leave at 3, so this time he is not available for interview/questions during lunch or at the end of the teaching.

Suggested donation: $15 per session or $25 for the day.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate if you are able, as Fred can then receive a Center donation in gratitude for his kindness and efforts to come to Questa to teach. There is also the opportunity to make personal donations at the conclusion of each teaching.

For more information or directions, call or email Gabrielle at gabrielle.herbertson (at) gmail (dot) com; 575 586-1038

Join us in welcoming Kalu Rinpoche Tuesday Oct. 30, from 1 to 3 pm

UPDATED INFO:

Kalu Rinpoche and his party will be joining us for lunch at 1 pm at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road.

Coming for the lunch visit? We need to be ready promptly at 1, so if you are bringing food, come early enough to complete your preparations with time to spare.

After lunch, Rinpoche will offer some remarks in a brief teaching. Rinpoche will visit the stupa, as well. The party will leave at about 3 pm for their return trip to Santa Fe.

Please join us for this auspicious opportunity to greet and learn from Kalu Rinpoche.

PREVIOUS INFO:

H.E. Kalu Rinpoche, young incarnation of the great Shangpa Kagyu meditation master, will be visiting northern New Mexico from Oct. 23-31. On his visit In 1995, when the young Kalu Rinpoche was five years old, he and his teacher and mentor Venerable Bokar Rinpoche consecrated our KMGS stupa, and now we welcome him back.

Please join Kalu Rinpoche for lunch at the Herman Rednick Center, next Tuesday, Oct. 30. Please come to meet and welcome the head of the entire Shangpa Kagyu lineage on his brief swing through northern New Mexico.

Please contact Gabrielle at gabrielle.herbertson@gmail.com for any suggestions on what to make and bring for this potluck lunch, or how to organize things.

May this auspicious visit create manifest benefit for all -- we look forward to seeing you there.

Dorje Gyaltsen (Lama Brad) and the EJ community

For Santa Fe Center dates of his visit, click here.
Look on our Facebook pages (Earth Journey spiritual retreat center and Kagyu Mila Guru Stupa) for updates.

Thanks to Herman Rednick Trust and Earth Journey, Inc. whose existence make these activities possible.

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Sunday, November 11, Amitabha Practice

Kagyu Mila Guru Sangha is delighted to announce that Venerable Khenpo Jigme, from Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone CO, will lead us in a Tibetan Buddhist puja ceremony, to help those who have recently died. If there is someone you know who has recently passed whom you wish to include in these prayers, please bring a small photo of them or their name written on paper.

WHEN: Sunday, November 11, from 10 am to 1 pm
WHERE: Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM
COST: Suggested donation of $15-20, to compose a group offering from our center to Khenpo. If this amount is a hardship, please donate whatever you can. There will also be a chance to make your own personal offering to Khenpo if you wish.
CONTACT: For directions, or more details, please contact Gabrielle - gabrielle.herbertson (at) gmail.com; 575 586-1038

All are welcome. Texts will be provided. The tsok - a consecrated feast offering - is also included in the ceremony. Read more about the Tsok here. Sharing this together will bless our bodies as well as our spirits!

About the teacher: Born in 1968 in Bhutan, Khenpo Jigme entered Thrangu Rinpoche's main monastery, Tashi Choling in Boudanath, Nepal in 1983, later receiving full ordination as a monk. He enrolled in Namo Buddha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies in 1989, where he completed the five-year program of studies as well as traditional Kagyu three-year retreat. Highly skilled in Buddhist philosophy, ritual, and meditation, he was appointed by Thrangu Rinpoche to teach at Namo Buddha and Vajra Vidya Institutes. Rinpoche designated him “Khenpo,” i.e., master of Buddhist philosophy (similar to a PhD. in Theology). Khenpo Jigme is resident lama at Rinpoche's Vajra Vidya Institute in Crestone, Colorado. Much admired for his erudition and incisive intellect, he is loved by an increasingly wide number of students in the West for his gentle nature and charming good humor.

Thanks to Herman Rednick Trust and Earth Journey, Inc. whose existence make these activities possible.

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Dr. Fred Cooper to Teach on White Tara, Sunday Sept. 9

Dr. Fred Cooper will be teaching on the White Tara Sadhana. He will give lung for those who have not received either the lung or the empowerment.

NOTE: This teaching is open only for those who have taken refuge.

During this teaching, Dr. Cooper will go through the Torma offering, as well as the use of the instruments. He will explain the feast offering as well as the instruments and mudras in detail. He will be using the Jamgon Kongtrul text and various commentaries by Jamgon Kongtrul and Yongey Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche.

This day of teaching will be held at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.

Schedule:

First session 10 am to noon. Break for pot luck lunch at noon. Second session begins at 2 pm and will finish around 4 pm. Fred is available for interview/questions during lunch and at the end of the teaching.

Fred Cooper, PhD, is a close disciple of H.E. Kenting Tai Situpa and recipient of direct  
Mahamudra Transmissions from H.E. T'ai Situpa, H.E. Kalu Rinpoche and V.V. Mingyur Rinpoche. He has taught for over 20 years at Kagyu Centers in the U.S.  He has been Program Director for Theoretical Physics at the National Science Foundation and is currently associated with the Santa Fe Institute and Los Alamos National Labs. Fred is the President of KSK Buddhist Center in Santa Fe.

Suggested donation: $15 per session or $25 for the day.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate if you are able, as Fred can then receive a Center donation in gratitude for his kindness and efforts to come to Questa to teach. There is also the opportunity to make personal donations at the conclusion of each teaching.

For more information or directions, call Hilece at (575) 586-1454 or email Gabrielle at gabrielle.herbertson (at) gmail (dot) com.