Dearest Gaden Choling Community,
We are once more blessed by the upcoming arrival of our precious Lama, H.E. Zasep Rinpoche who will bestow some very rare & special teachings this Spring visit. Please come if you can : )
Fri., Mar 23rd, 7pm-9pm: Vajrasattva Yab-Yum Tantric Initiation.
Vajrasattva is a manifestation of Buddha Conquerer Vajradhara and his practice is one of the most powerful healing and purification techniques in Vajrayana Buddhism.
Sat. & Sun., Mar. 24th & 25th, Both days 10am-4pm: Commentary on Yamantaka Tantric Practice
Yamantaka is the Anutara or Highest Yoga Tantra aspect of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. This practice is at the heart of the Gelugpa Tradition and a source of the highest spiritual attainments. H.E. Zasep Rinpoche will give detailed commentary and instruction and lead discussion on the many aspects of Yamantaka practice. A “must-have” for those who have received the Yamantaka Empowerment. Open to Initiates of Yamantaka practice.
Tues., Mar. 27th, 7pm-9pm: Chittamani Tara Empowerment
Chittamani or “Mind-Jewel” Tara is the Anutara or Highest Yoga Tantra aspect of Green Tara, the Buddha of Compassion and Wisdom. Chittamani Tara is a relatively new practice, coming from a cycle of 13 Initiations from the “Clear Vision” of famed Gelugpa Yogi and Mahasiddha Takpuwa Dorje Chang in the 19thC and is unique to the Gelugpa Tradition. A peaceful, direct but very profound practice of Green Tara, Chittamani Tara is a source of the highest spiritual attainments in Tantra.
March 31 – April 1st Weekend Medicine Buddha healing teaching in Owen Sound (visit: https://endlessground.org/events/medicine-buddha-retreat/ for details)
Tues., April 3rd, 7pm-9pm: Guru Padmasambhava and Amityus Empowerment
This Initiation is extremely rare, again from the “Clear Vision” of famed Gelugpa Yogi and Mahasiddha Takpuwa Dorje Chang in the 19thC, like Chittamani Tara and is both unique to the Gelugpa Tradition and unique in that it combines the Deity practice of Amitayeus, the Buddha of Infinite Life with the Guru Yoga practice of Guru Rinpoche. In terms of Gelug practice, this makes it very singular & special. It is a healing and long-practice as well.
Wed., April 4th, 7pm-9pm: How to do Tantric Sadhanas and Tsog offerings
H.E. Zasep Rinpoche will teach and give commentary on how to do basic Tantric practice & rituals as well as Tantric Feast Offerings.
Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event
Mar. 24th & 25th weekend package: $40. Member / $50. Non-Member
WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT FROM THE DATES OF MARCH 20TH TO APRIL 8TH
For more information, please contact Matthew at: