Vajrayogini retreat with H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche

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Vajrayogini retreat with H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche

Postby Mr. G » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:47 pm

VAJRAYOGINI RETREAT with H.E. Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche at
Sakya Kachod Choling, San Juan Island, WA

Sakya Kachod Choling is very happy to announce that Jetsun Kushok has, with great kindness, agreed to give a 1 month Vajrayogini retreat this summer. This precious gift, a Vajrayogini retreat with Jetsun Kushok, will be limited to 12 practitioners. It is advised to register early.

Dates: August 1 - 31st
Cost: non-members $1767 members $1590
please add $27 per day for food and lodging for any arrival/post retreat days

Arrival dates: July 30/31 for set up and settling in.
Departure date: September 3 (3 days for cleanup)

PREREQUISITES:
1. You do not need to have done the 3 month retreat to do this retreat.

2. You should have had all the necessary empowerments and teachings before coming to this retreat. They are the Hevajra or Chakrasamvara empowerment, the Vajrayogini empowerment and the 7 day Vajrayogini Teaching. Jetsun Kushok will give the Vajrayogini empowerment at the beginning of the retreat. She will not be giving the Hevajra or Chakrasamvara empowerment or the 7 Day Teaching.

3. People who have done the 3 month retreat but not finished the mantra commitment can come.

4. People who are not doing the retreat but who would like to receive the Vajrayogini empowerment at the start of the retreat may do so. You must have had the Sakya Hevajra or Chakrasamvara empowerment as a prerequisite.

RETREAT COMMITMENTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION:
1. This will be a silent retreat. Silence starts with the Vajrayogini empowerment. You absolutely will not be able to send or receive e-mails or phone calls. Be sure this is clearly understood by friends and family. All business and personal matters must be taken care of before arriving at the retreat.

Silence within the retreat will follow these guidelines: functional speech only, i.e. associated with chores and practice questions. Discursive speech, chatting with friends, telling one's life stories can be very distracting and disruptive to one's ability to not only keep the silence but to maintaining mental concentration on the deity.

2. Meals: Meals will be vegetarian. There will be no exceptions or changes to the menu. People with life threatening food allergies or health conditions should let that be known and they will be taken into consideration when planning meals.

3. The mantra commitment for this retreat is 100,000. Mantras can be accumulated towards the Beyond Thought commitment. Mantras cannot be accumulated towards the 3 month retreat commitment. These need to be completed in a single continuous retreat.

4. The retreat schedule is very rigorous. If you find you cannot keep the schedule or retreat commitments and decide to leave, your retreat fees will be credited to you for a future group or private retreat at any time with a 2 year expiration date on a space available basis.

5. For those not able to do this retreat or who want to plan for a future long Vajrayogini retreat, Jetsun Kushok has agreed to give the 3 month retreat every 3 years. The next 3 month retreat at SKC is currently planned for 2012.

6. The last 3 days of the retreat will be dedicated to cleanup. Speech is allowed. All are expected to help. This is not only for cleanup but to decompress and start reentry into 'everyday' life and is quite important.

REGISTRATION:
A deposit of 50% of the retreat fees will hold your place and must be received on or before June 15. Your deposit guarantees your space in the retreat and will be on a first come basis. The balance of the amount is due on or before July 15.

All payments should be made to Sakya Society in US funds - check, Visa/Mastercard, traveler's checks or money orders payable on a US bank.

Send reservation/membership forms and payments to:
Sakya Society, PO Box 3191, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Cancellations: 100% refund up to June 30; through July 15, total fees less $100; After July 15, no refunds. However, a credit less $200 towards another group or private retreat will be given with a 2 year expiration date, on a space available basis.

Wait listed people will be contacted about openings as they happen.

Lodging: Tents on platforms. We have a few tents and sleeping bags available for a small fee. Otherwise, you must bring your own. Preference for alloting our tents and sleeping bags given to those coming from a long distance.

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( ) individual $35 ( ) family $55

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Re: Vajrayogini retreat with H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:49 pm

Whoa, the cost is so reasonable :o :bow:

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Re: Vajrayogini retreat with H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche

Postby Mr. G » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:37 pm

Yeah. I only wish my company would let me take a month off from work. :(
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Re: Vajrayogini retreat with H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche

Postby Luke » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:37 pm

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Whoa, the cost is so reasonable :o :bow:

Not by Eastern European standards! You could do such a retreat out here for around 1/3 to 1/4 of that price.

Anyway, besides the cost, it does sound like a great retreat. I really enjoy visualizing Vajrayogini while practicing Phowa. I think it would be a great blessing to learn an entire Vajrayogini sadhana. She's marvelous!

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