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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:28 am 

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Event : Vajrasattva Outer, Inner, Secret, Innermost Secret Empowerment
Vajramaster : His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche
Date : September 22-25, 2011
Retreat Venue: Strathallan Hotel, Rochester, New York
Website : http://amitabhafoundation.us/?page_id=1545
Directions : http://www.strathallan.com/location.php
Map :
http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=1 ... mQXCm_jqCw
Cost: US $185
Programme :

September 22 Thursday
Vajrasattva Empowerment Preparation (optional)
Vajrasattva Empowerment

September 23 Friday
Kriya Tantra way – Outer Vajrasattva teaching and practice
Charya Tantra way – Inner Vajrasattva Teaching and Practice; and Yoga Tantra way – Secret Vajrasattva Teaching and Practice
Group Practice and Review

September 24 Saturday
Outer Vajrasattva practice with detailed teaching and practice on cure of diseases and removal of harm caused by negative beings; and Inner Vajrasattva practice with detailed teaching and practice on the principal and surrounding deities
Secret Vajrasattva practice with detailed teaching and practice on tent of deities; and Innermost Secret (Anuttara Yoga Tantra) Vajrasattva teaching and practice

September 25 Sunday
9:00am – 2:00pm Sang Chod (Smoke Offering Ritual) and Vajrasattva Tsok Offering Ceremony

This teaching is a wisdom treasure of Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu, From the Clear Depths of the Heart Sphere of Vajrasattva. Traditionally not taught in public, it was given only to those who had completed Ngondro (the preliminary practices) and maintained a strict retreat. This Vajrasattva practice is extraordinarily rich and beautiful, containing highly effective methods to heal ourselves and others, purify negative karma, and enter into the clear light state.

Ayang Rinpoche has said, “On the ultimate level, the body, speech, wisdom, qualities and activities of the Buddhas of the three times are all included in one mandala in Vajrasattva. The mandalas and mantras of all these Buddhas are also included in Vajrasattva. The one hundred deities from the Tibetan Book of the Dead are included in the Five Buddha Families, and those Five Buddha Families are included in Vajrasattva.” He describes this Vajrasattva practice as “a complete path to enlightenment”.

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