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