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20th Annual Summer Retreat at Crystal Mountain Society

August 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm August 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC-7

Great Love and Pristine Awareness: Learning and Practicing Deeper

Crystal Mountain Society is very pleased to announce that for the 20th year Lama Mark Webber will be teaching, leading meditation and guiding practitioners at the Crystal Mountain Summer Retreat.

Dates:  August 1 to  August 30, 2020
Location: Crystal Mountain Society Retreat and Namgyal Choling Gompa,
Galiano Island, B.C. Canada
Contact: For more information and registration, contact:
Barbara Shields – kutenaiwellness@gmail.com


Schedule and Topics:

Week 1:

An Introduction to the practice of Buddha Dharma and meditation:

  • Four Noble Truths into Hollow Body Practice into Loving-kindness and Compassion
  • Generating Bodhicitta: wisdom awareness and compassion for all beings
  • The Seven Limbed Prayer
  • An Empowerment at the end of the 1st week. To be announced.

Week 2 & 3:

The Bodhicittavivarana—Exposition of the Awakening Mind. Attributed to Nagarjuna. A most extraordinary text on the progressive stages of unfolding Bodhicitta, the awakening mind. The Lama will give, explanations, classic and modern meditations, all step by step based on this text.

Parnashavari (Logyönma) – The Leaf Clad One. From the Drikung Kagyu, a practice for removing sickness, epidemics and all kinds of obstacles.

Week 4:

Vajra Yogini Initiation and Practice. Full mandala Empowerment. The main focus will be on bodhicitta, inner yoga, mantra, breath connected with this extraordinary meditation.

Other Empowerments, transmissions and practices to be announced.

The retreat will end with a purification smoke offering (indoors), empowerment and community feast (Tsog).

Lama Mark Webber (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen) has been studying and teaching Buddha-dharma for over forty years. For thirty years his main root teacher was the great Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche who taught all three cycles of the Buddha’s teachings, including Abhidhamma,Vipassana in the lineage of Mahāsi Sayādaw, generation and completion stage practices of the Tantrayana and Mahamudra/Dzogchen of many lineages, especially of the Karma Kagyu and Sakya. More recently under the guidance and request of Drikung Lho Ontul Rinpoche, Lama la has been teaching principally the richness of the Drikung Mahamudra and Drikung Yangzab Dzogchen traditions.

Lama Mark has a deep and long term interest and collaboration in a number of scientific fields and the arts which he integrates with the teaching of Buddhism.

His compassionate activities demonstrate a profound commitment to freeing beings from innumerable suffering states. Lama Mark’s emphasis with practitioners and students is on uncovering pure Dharma to reveal its extraordinary benefits and share the great joy of its deep study, meditative practices and integration into all aspects of our lives.

For more information about Lama Mark please see: www.facebook.com/lamamarkwebber/

Barbara Shields