Vajrayoghini empowerment

The practice of Vajrayogini, one of the most important of the Mahanuttara Yoga Tantra, the highest class of Tantra, is considered one of the most powerful of all Buddhist Tantric meditations. Buddha emanated Vajrayogini, a special female enlightened being, 2500 years ago. She is the female counterpart of Heruka, the Lord of the Heroes, and she teaches us how to attain enlightenment through purifying our female essence, our dakini nature. In the course of centuries many high lamas, yogis and accomplished Mahasiddhas have explained that the tantra of Vajrayogini is an excellent antidote against the damages brought about by an excess of avidity and greed. Furthermore they stated that with the increasing levels of the moral and energetic degeneration of the planet, the Vajrayogini Tantra would have also acquired an increasingly greater power and that the realisations brought about by it’s practice can lead to Enlightenment in a single lifetime. This practice is particularly indicated for those who are consumed by desire; it is very simple although it contains the essence of all the tantras. Practicing with sincerity, it can help resolve desperate situations and lead quickly to the Pureland of the Dakinis and to the Clear Light of Bliss.

Siddhanta Drub-tha: Buddhist Philosophy Course: A way to know better oneself and the world in which we live IV week end

The six Paramita: On the path of the Great Vehicle (in Sanskrit Mahayana) the spiritual training of practitioners is aimed at liberation from suffering, with the ultimate goal of achieving enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. Buddha Shakyamuni, 2500 years ago, gave instructions for developing the altruistic bodhichitta mind through the development of the Six Perfections (Sanskrit: Paramita). These teachings came to us from Buddha Shakyamuni through the uninterrupted lineage of masters and through the dissemination and commentary of the sutras (the discourses of the Buddha). Practicing the Paramitas consists of keeping a series of virtuous behaviours and at the same time avoiding negative actions. In this context an action is considered negative when it damages sentient beings, without any relation to the social conventions of Western culture. Through the practice of the Six Perfections, understanding the law of cause and effect and the interdependence of the phenomena, one can purify the mind from disturbing negative factors, the cause of all suffering, and build a solid base of positive karmic imprints useful for continuing on the Path that leads to supreme consciousness, that is, to the maximum development of human potential.

 

 

The six perfections, which are to be practiced with the body, speech and mind are:

 

- generosity (in Sanskrit Dāna)

 

- ethics (in Sanskrit Śīla, pronounced Shila)

 

- patience (in Sanskrit Kṣanti)

 

- perseverance, energy, diligence, vigour or enthusiastic commitment (in Sanskrit Virya)

 

- meditative concentration and contemplation (in Sanskrit Dhyāna)

 

- wisdom (in Sanskrit Prajña)

Siddhanta Drub-tha: Buddist Philosophy Course: A way to know better oneself and the world in which we live

Bodhicitta: Why and how to develop an altruistic mind by cultivating love and respect.

Bodhicitta is a Sanskrit term that indicates the “Mind of enlightenment”. Bodhicitta is the unlimited love towards all beings and the profound desire to free them from the suffering of samsara. It is a fundamental aspect of the Mahayana path after the “renunciation” or the great determination to come out of suffering and “emptiness” or Lack of independent existence.

Vajravali action tantra section PancaRaksha retreat

The practice of the five Raksa (Protectresses) grants long life. They protect kingdoms, villages and meadows. They protect us from evil spirits, diseases and famines, and from all possible dangers that may befall humanity. The Pancaraksa mantra is recited to pacify all kinds of domestic difficulties, such as, illnesses, adversities, loss of wealth, loss of livelihood and so on. We will start this practice together for the benefit of both ourselves, and the development of the Temple of Heaven on Earth and will continue after the weekend at home until we all complete 100,000 mantras.

Vasudhara Retreat- An Action Tantra From the Vajravali System

Guru Buddha Vasudhara is the manifestation of abundance, afflunce and prosperity who rewards her practitioners with a flood of fortune. She is the consort of Jhambhala. We will start this practice together for the benefit of both ourselves, and the development of the Temple of Heaven on Earth and will continue after the weekend at home until we all complete 100,000 mantras.

Summer retreat on Vajravali deities or Vajra Garland: Maritse and Vajrapani Bhutadamara

Transmission  and mantra recitation on the Vajravali or Vajra Garland is a collection of tantric empowerments and sadhana practices systemized by Abhayākaragupta (Jigme Jungne Bepa) in the 12th century.  He was a Buddhist monk, scholar and tantric master and the abbot of Vikramasila, one of medieval India’s main study and practice centers of tantric Buddhism.

The Vajravali is a compendium of texts of the various tantric deities and rituals. It is important because it comprises a single harmonized tantric ritual system or Ocean of Mandalas that can be applied to all tantric Buddhist mandalas. The cycle contains empowerments and blessing rituals of various aspects of deities including  Kalachakra, Guhyasamaja, Heruka, Yamantaka, Hevajra, Vajrayogini,  and the Five Buddha Families.
Lama Gangchen Rinpoche advised starting the series of Vajravali  retreats with the practices of Guru Buddha Maritse and Guru Buddha Vajrapani Bhutadamara.

from the 7th to 14th august

Reidential retreat of Maritse – Goddess of Clear Light

Maritse, the Goddess of Clear Light, has the power to dissipate the obscurities of ignorance and to protect us from fear, from dangerous situations and from interferences that arise from both animate and inanimate causes. Maritse is one of the Twenty-One Taras. Through this practice we can switch on our most luminous inner light.

14th august at 6.00pm Fire puja 

from the 15th to 26th of August

Residential retreat of Vajrapani Bhutadamara

Manifestation of one of the Eight Mahasiddhas, the first disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni.  Vajrapani, thanks to his tantric power and his sacred energy is able to subjugate architypal energies of the unconscious mind allowing them to ripen in the conscious mind: this practice represents a vital voyage of self healing which we all, ultimately need to undertake in order to enjoy real psychological health, mental stability and inner peace.

26th august at 6.00pm Fire puja