Gyume Khensur Rinpoche Teaching on Memorial Day!


Open to Highest Yoga Tantric Initiates

A Special Teaching on Applying Tantric Practices to Daily Life

“The Three Essential Practices: A Pathway to Journey to the Land of Joy”
~ By the First Dalai lama Je Gedun Drupa

Khensur Rinpoche will teach from a text composed by the First Dalai Lama entitled “The Three Essential Practices: A Pathway to Journey to the Land of Joy ”. In this very concise yet powerful text, the First Dalai Lama explains how to carry three essential practices for three states of existence we all will experience:

1.) the practice of Deity Yoga in this life, 2.) the practice of consciousness transference [Phowa] for the time of death, 3.) and the practice of “mixing” for the intermediate state [Bardo].

“Mixing refers to mixing the thoughts and experiences of this life with the thoughts experiences in the intermediate state, in such a way that while we are alive we practice as if we are in the intermediate state.” The last two essential practices are practiced on a daily basis so that one becomes proficient enough to practice them respectively at the time of death and in the intermediate state.

Rinpoche has noted that he received these precious teachings of the First Dalai Lama‘s from the current, Fourteenth Dalai Lama who strongly emphasized the importance of this special teaching. Rinpoche himself suggested this text as a subject that would benefit practitioners of Tantra or Vajrayana Buddhism here in the West.

Rinpoche has indicated that this teaching can only be open to those who’ve previously received a Highest Yoga Tantra Initiation as it includes practices from the completion stage of that level of tantra.

Where: 8120 Erika Drive, Manassas, VA 20112
When: Memorial Day–Monday, May 26– in two sessions: 2:00 – 3:30 PM & 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Suggested Donation: $15-25

Posted by Dina Li on behalf of Lorne Ladner

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