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Introduction to Tantra

Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn how to practice simple kriya tantric methods. In addition, find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lam rim for optimal results.

About the Course

The main aim of this unit is to give you all the information you need so you can make an informed decision about whwther to enter the tantric path. We will clear up some common misunderstandings and confusion, and give you the tools to make your decision from a place of wisdom and compassion. The unit also has a very practical component, with helpful tips on how to set up a retreat and what practices to start with.

About the Leader: Miffi Maxmillion

Topics Covered

  • Review general teachings on guru devotion
  • Foundation of success in tantra is the Three Principal Paths
  • Explanation of tantra
    • Differences between sutra and tantra
    • deity yoga using the 1,000 Chenrezig practice as an example
    • Four classes of tantra, focussing on lower tantra
    • Two stages of Highest Yoga Tantra
  • Preliminary practices (overview and purpose) to get the very best results
  • How to set up and do deity retreats with lam rim

 

    Activities & Integration Practices

    • Meditation on deity yoga (Chenrezig, Tara, Vajrasattva or Manjushri)
    • One week deity retreat with meditation on lam-rim
    • Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas and other preliminaries
    • Vajrasattva retreat day with Ven. Trin-la
    • weekend retreat with 9 sessions covering teh 9 preliminaries
    • Nyung-Ne retreat
    • Lower tantra initiatons, retreats or meditations
    • Attend a Tara Pujas at LTC (as per Rinpoche's request)

     

    Course Materials

    • Wish-fulfilling Golden Sun, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (pp. 106-119, 143-187) photocopied book
    • Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, by Pabongkha Rinpoche (pp.707-708)
    • DB Required Reading, Introduction to Tantra, photocopied booklet
    • Intoduction to Tantra, by Lama Thubten Yeshe (library copy or available from the LTC shop)

     

    Suggested Reading & DVD's

    • The Tantric Distinction, by Jeffrey Hopkins
    • Essence of Tibetan Buddhism, by Lama Yeshe, LYWA
    • Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe DVD, LYWA
    • Three Principal Paths, Lama Yeshe DVD, LYWA

    • Program Level: Intermediate
    • Leader: Miffi Maxmillion
    • Suggested Donation: $10/$5 per class plus $40 for the notes
    • Day & Time: Wednesday Evenings, 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
    • Associated Classes: Tara Puja, Dharma Kit-bag
    • Dates: 12 April - 21 June, 2017

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    Wed  5 pm - 9 pm
    Sat    9 am - 5 pm
    Sun   9 am - 1 pm

     

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             6.30 pm
    Wed  9.30 am
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    Fri      9.30 am

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