Mahamudra: Hum, Ashe, and All the Elements

Centre: Dechen Chöling
Date :
jeudi 22 août 2019 (14:00 -21:00)
samedi 31 août 2019 (08:00 -09:00)
Enseignants : Acharya Barbara Märtens & Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
Renseignements : Shambhala Dechen Chöling
Programme Price A : €432
basic food and accomodation per night to be added to the program price: €40
In this weeklong retreat, Vajrayana practitioners join together, practicing the full mandala from ngöndro to Scorpion Seal Assembly. Together we will do the practices of Ashe Mahamudra and The Sadhana of Mahamudra.

Earth, water, fire and all the elements,
The animate and the inanimate, the trees and the greenery and so on—
All partake of the nature of self-existing equanimity,
Which is quite simply what the Great Wrathful One is.

We embody the full spectrum of elemental and emotional energies—from the groundedness of earth, to the movements of water, fire, and wind, to the unmoving vastness of space. In our vajrayana practices, we invite these energies to come forth from our heart and manifest on the spot.

In this weeklong vajrayana retreat, we will have a full mandala of practices from ngöndro to Scorpion Seal Assembly. We will do our individual practices and together practice Ashe Mahamudra and The Sadhana of Mahamudra. There will be talks, discussion, silence, qigong, walking outside, and spontaneous arisings. Summer is a wonderful time to connect with the energy of the sangha in retreat and renew our elemental heart.

Prerequisites: Completion of Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary.

Practical information

Arrival day (Thursday 22 August): Intro talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.

End of programme (Friday 30 August): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.

Departure day (Saturday 31 August): You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.

This programme is taught in English. Free translation into French or other languages needs to be confirmed. Important: translation services are possible only if you register your request at least two months in advance of the programme.