All are welcome, near and far, to join our Sangha for our
10 am-4 pm PST
private home address given or video conference link will be sent to you upon registration
Donations gratefully accepted
As we journey through the Elements in our retreats this year, Space gives us room to practice, Air gives us time to write and be creative. Next up, Fire gives us a chance to transform.
We will begin the day with a Riwo Sangchöd, the Tibetan morning fire offering ceremony that clears obstacles and invites the blessings of the deities upon the mandala of our day. Following that, we will have a teaching on Vajrasattva, the deity of purification who removes negative karma, and perform Vajrasattva's 100-syllable mantra. Those in person are invited to bring papers upon which you have written any karmic challenges you face or obscurations you might be having a hard time clearing, and those at a distance are invited to email them to me and I will print them out to burn for you. My email is yesherabbit (at) gmail (dot) com.
Following that, we will have lunch, and over lunch we will discuss the ways in which passion is a gift of fire in our lives and practices.
After lunch, we will learn about Vajrayogini, the fire goddess associated with our Sangha's mandala, and about the Tantric goddess Kali as a fiery force of transformation. Kali is sometimes associated with Vajrayogini. Following our discussion we will have a another fire ceremony. More details on that are coming soon!
To register for the Fire Dakini Retreat, you may drop me an email at yesherabbit (at)gmail (dot) com and let me know if you will be attending locally or from a distance.