Event : Vajrayogini retreat with Sakya Jetsunma
Venue : Sakya Kachod Choling,San Juan Island, Washington State, USA
Max No of retreatants : 15
Dates: June 14 through September 25
Website : http://www.sakya-retreat.net/index.html
Notice : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/paldensakya/message/907
Cost: non-members USD$6386 members USD$5108
(please add $15 per day or $5 per meal for food for any arrival/post retreat days)
Arrival dates: June 11 - 12 - 13 Please do not arrive later than noon on the 13th
Departure date: September 26th.
Prerequisites : Hevajra or Chakrasamvara empowerment(Sakya) or
Vajrayogini empowerment and the 7 day Vajrayogini Teaching (Sakya)
Jetsun Kushok will give the Vajrayogini empowerment and the 7 day teaching at the
beginning of the retreat
Mantra commitment : 400,000. Mantras can be accumulated towards the Beyond Thought commitment if you have that transmission.
Transport : If you are driving to the island you will be taking the ferry from Anacortes, WA. or Sidney, B.C. Detailed information on ferry schedules is available and will be included with directions for driving to the Center or you can Google Washington State Ferries. If you plan to come as a “walk on” you will still need a ferry schedule and taxi information for the drive to the Center.
Directions : http://www.sakya-retreat.net/visit.html
Things to note :
This will be a silent retreat. Silence starts with the Vajrayogini
empowerment. You absolutely will not be able to send or receive
e-mails, letters 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, practice questions or
Meals: Meals will be vegetarian. People with serious food
allergies or health conditions should let that be known and they will
be taken into consideration when planning meals.
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 1 year expiration date on a space available