Amogapasha (Skt) or Donyod Shakpa (Tib) is a form of four-armed Chenrezig, Avalokitesvara, that has been practiced throughout the Buddhist world for more than 1000 years. Amogapasha represents a highly active form of compassionate energy designed to rescue beings from very negative and destructive states of experience.
The great treasure master of our time, His Holiness Orgyen Kusum Lingpa, whose enlightened intention and activity were beyond our ability to fathom, revealed a number of practices of this deity that he received personally in his past life as the heart disciple Lalung Paldor from Guru Rinpoche, including special rituals for the deceased and daily sadhana meditation practices of varying lengths.
Kusum Lingpa empowered his heart disciple, Tulku Sherdor, to continue the transmission of this practice as part of his mission to spread the Mahayana dharma as widely as possible. The practice he will offer during this program could be described as the “Maha of Ati,” or the “Ati of Maha;” meditation on the deity generated from, displayed within, and resolved back into the expanse of rigpa awareness, free of contrivance or dualistic view. This teaching is relevant to any practice of Deity yoga.
Friday evening’s presentation, which may be attended separately, will be a discussion of vizualization practice in general, and the dzogchen approach to deity yoga in particular.
Saturday morning will be the “je nang” transmission, conferring permission to perform the practice. The remainder of the weekend will consist of detailed instructions in the recitation, symbolism, view, and meaning of the practice. This program is well-suited for those who seek a deeper understanding of sadhana and visualization practice in general, and the dzogchen approach to deity yoga in particular.
- Suggested event donation: $90 pre-registration, $100 at the door for the entire weekend (includes Friday talk).
- Friday-night-only suggestion donation: $20. No one turned away for lack of ability to pay.
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