Lamas Yeshe and Zopa present a weekend teaching, hosted by Earth Journey.
From shamatha (tranquility meditation) to mind training and tonglen, Ngondro, integrative practice, and pith mind instructions to vipashyana (insight meditation), tantra, and Mahamudra—contemplative practice in the Kagyu lineage stresses experiential investigation of mind as a primary vehicle to realizing our true face.
In this intensive practice weekend, we map the adventure that is meeting, befriending, and greeting our own mind, right within the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of everyday life alongside formal meditation. Group sessions will include Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and key instructions for formal practice and post-meditation. Individual practice sessions each day are vital to integrating the material and participating meaningfully in the group sessions.
Participants are encouraged to devote the weekend to the teachings, unplugging from the distractions and busyness which often predominate in modern life, and use the opportunity to listen, contemplate, and meditate, both on and off the cushion.
Saturday, June 12, 10 am, to Sunday, June 13, 4:30 pm
Morning group instruction: 10 am – noon USA MDT each day
Individual meditation: 1 – 1:45 pm each day
Afternoon group instruction: 2:30 – 4:30 pm each day
Go to Yeshe and Zopa’s Prajna Fire website here: https://www.prajnafire.com/event-info/adventures-in-investigating-mind or contact Vicki Duncan (vicduncan at icloud.com) to hold your place. After you register, you will be sent the Zoom link and preparatory materials by the middle of next week.
$15 for each session. Please donate more if you are able, to our teachers at Prajna Fire and/or to the host, Earth Journey. If donating to Earth Journey, indicate in the comments box the word “Adventures.”
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Karma Yeshe Chodron and Karma Zopa Jigme are students of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, and have been full-time practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism for over 18 years. Since 2005, they have been teaching and translating Dharma texts and oral teachings from Tibetan to English for the Rigpe Dorje Institute for International Students at Pullahari Monastery in Nepal. In 2016, they successfully completed the traditional Kagyu lineage three-year cloistered retreat at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado, under the auspices of Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche. They are passionate about sharing traditional methods for transmitting experiential understanding of Buddhadharma with Western students through their global Dharma community, Prajna Fire. Through meditation training, philosophy studies, cloister practice, spiritula counsel, and discussion groups, Prajna Fire seeks to empower Westerners to engage Buddadharma with integrity, creativity, and joy.