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The Initiation and Retreat into the Mandala of Twenty-one Taras, Galiano Island, BC

January 10, 2014 February 2, 2014 UTC-8

Meditations on the wombs of conditioning to meditations for entering the Womb of Freedom.Come join us in a retreat with Lama Mark Webber on the teachings of the Twenty-one Taras. Lama Mark will bestow the Empowerment of Twenty-one Taras, then each day he will give teachings on one of the meditational figures in the mandala. There will be two group meditations per day on each figure in the mandala.

A major theme of the retreat will be the conditioning of the human womb: how Tantric practice specifically alters this very deep patterning and sets the mind towards birth into a form-being that manifests pristine awareness unified with compassion. This new birth is the Yidam, an illusory body manifesting all the Awakened qualities. Other themes will include how to transform fears and anxieties, and how our relationships and communications are shaped by the womb we carry with us ever day. The practice of the Twenty-one Taras has a remarkable ability to quickly help people re-shape conditioning, and open one’s eyes to inner and outer ‘wombs’, continuing right through to the Womb of Freedom, called the “Mahamudra” or “Buddha-nature.”

A full commitment to the entire retreat is required for registration. The retreat begins Friday night on January 10th and finishes on the morning of Sunday February 2nd.

For more information contact: Terry Frewer at terryfrewer@shaw.ca

We are looking for accommodation on Galiano Island, BC, Canada. Each person will have a room in a house or a cabin. Costs will depend on rental prices, food costs will be on an individual basis and a course fee will be charged to support the Lama. Some financial aid may be available for accommodation.

Crystal Mountain, Galiano Island, BC, Canada