During this special week long retreat our retreat master Venerable Khenpo Jigme will lead you through the Amitabha Phowa. This is an instructional retreat practice designed to purify karma during the Bardo of Living; create the auspicious conditions for enlightenment this life; give training instruction in mastering the “wind energies” of the subtle body.
This helps you familiarize you with the signs of death and build confidence during the experience of dying. You will learn the methods for moving consciousness out of the body at the moment of death. This is a devotional meditative practice grounded in understanding impermanence, the preciousness of the human form and opening the heart of Bodhichitta.
Venerable Khenpo Jigme has chosen the specific date November 10th to begin this retreat because it is a Great Wheel Day–when all spiritual practice is multiplied many fold.
Also this time is connected to Buddha Shakyamuni’s descent to Earth from the Tushita Heavens. The full seven days is necessary to invoke the blessing field and open communication with the Pure land; build inner energy; clear obstructions and rest the mind in the bliss of emptiness infused with compassion.
* Cant attend the full week long retreat? Venerable Khenpo Jigme will give a free Sunday morning Boulder teaching on this same subject Nov 19th. *
See the Vajra Vidya website for more details: