Events

 

Guru Rinpoche Practice Retreat

Led by Lama Tashi Topgyal

Friday, September 29 & Saturday, September 30

9:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm (both days)

Spruce Lodge in Augusta, Michigan

Spruce Lodge is located within the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, MI 49060.

Retreat is free, but donations welcome to help cover costs.

During the morning session we will be chanting the liturgy of the Continuing Combined Practice of the Vidyadhara Guru (AKA – the Daily Guru Rinpoche Sadhana with Tsok), which is a Guru Rinpoche gurusadhana (guru practice) from the treasure tradition of Terchen Barway Dorje (1836-1918). A good portion of the session will consist of chanting the Vajra Guru mantra – Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung.

The afternoon sessions will continue with the practice but also include a tsok or feast offering.

Lama Tashi Topgyal will offer the Guru Rinpoche empowerment from the treasures of Barway Dorje during the Saturday afternoon session.

Please bring your text and mala if you have them. Otherwise, we will have some extras.

Contact Matt at (269) 275-0090 or email mwillis70@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.

Past Events

March 2017 – Visit by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. Teaching on Becoming an Authentic Vajrayana Practitioner.

September 2016 – Visit by Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. Commentary on The Eight Verses of Mind Training and The Kusali’s Meditation Instructions by Jamgon Kongtrul. Also, the White Manjushri empowerment was bestowed from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje.

December 2015 – Three-day Guru Rinpoche Practice Retreat (drup chö) led by Lama Tashi Topgyal. Also, the Guru Rinpoche empowerment was bestowed from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje.

September 2015 – Milarepa’s Meditation Instructions taught by Lama Tashi Topgyal. Relating to Guru Rinpoche and Terma taught by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. Also, the Green Tara empowerment was bestowed from the the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje.

December 2014 – Two-day Guru Rinpoche Practice Retreat (drup chö) led by Lama Tashi Topgyal. Also, the Guru Rinpoche empowerment was bestowed from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje.

May 2014 – Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation: a presentation by Robert Walker, facilitator of Shambhala Meditation Group of Southwest Michigan.

November 2013 – Awakened Heart: Bodhichitta and Tong-Len Instructions by Lama Tashi Topgyal. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: a teaching by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. Also, the Chenrezig empowerment was bestowed from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje.

September 2012 – Visit by Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. Commentary on selected songs from the Treasury of Eloquence. Also, the Guru Rinpoche empowerment was bestowed from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje.