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The 14th Annual Summer Retreat The MAHAMUDRA, Galiano Island, BC
July 6, 2013 @ 8:00 am – August 3, 2013 @ 5:00 pm UTC-8
Lama Mark has been requested to provide teachings on The Mahamudra and will give a detailed exposition on the text: “The Mahamudra Eliminating the Ignorance of Darkness by the 9th Kar-ma-pa Wang-chu’g Dor-je”. Mahamudra, the “Great Seal” is the complete realization of Penetrative Insight into the nature of Mind and phenomena and the unity of wisdom and compassion. Mahamudra as a path gives detailed instructions for the development of merit, calm abiding and the stages of Penetrative Insight. Lama Mark will also supplement this with other profound teachings by the 9th Karmapa and many other Kagyu lineage holders.
Lama Mark will be bestowing two Empowerments at Rinchen Namgyal Dzong, Galiano Island at the end of the one-month Mahamudra Retreat:
1) Four Armed Chenresig, as revealed by the Terton Mingur Dorje.
This Wongkur is open for all to attend. It is a profound empowerment for ripening the development of Compassion and Wisdom, Merit and all good qualities. The Empowerment will be followed by a Tsok feast. On the next day, there will be teachings for the meditative practice of Chenresig and a general introduction/refresher regarding the Tantric approaches of Generation and Completion Yoga.
Time: Thursday August 1st @ 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7pm) & Friday August 2nd @ 9:00am, Teachings on Chenresig meditation and Tantric meditative practice.
2) The Guru Yoga of Namgyal
As a final blessing for the closure of the annual summer retreat and prayers for the auspiciousness of our Lineage, Lama Mark will bestow the Authorization for the Namgyal Guru Yoga. This profound Guru Yoga was revealed by the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche in Peru in 1974, and carries recent blessing and a cornucopia of practices for ripening Totality through Wisdom and Compassion.
Time: Saturday August 3 rd @ 9:00am (please arrive by 8:30am). Some essential teachings will follow the Empowerment.
Crystal Mountain, Galiano Island, BC, Canada