Every Sunday, April 5 - Mar 31, 2020
11:00 pm – 12:00 pm PST
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CET
5:00 am - 6:00 am AEST
Registration is required. Please use the form below.
LIVE WEBCAST or RECORDED COURSE
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Vajrayana or Buddhist Tantra is known as the "quick path" implying a more efficient or faster path to awakening than sutra, but why is this so? How does Tantra work?
Tantric practice can seem complicated and involved. Is Tantric practice even worth engaging? Are you convinced it's possible to attain the goal?"
Etymology suggests that "sutra" provides threads while "tantra" weaves. The tantra path offers the structure of integration that weaves all the threads presented in the sutra path, such as renunciation, refuge, bodhicitta, and emptiness. 'Weaving' them, Tantra uniquely utilizes various techniques to transform our ordinary selves into a beautiful fabric of embodiment - the Buddha Body and Buddha Mind - in this lifetime.
With modern practitioners now entering and engaging in various Tantric practices, this course offers an overview of Tantra. In particular, Dakini's Whisper offers entry into Highest Yoga Tantra (the fourth Tantra among the four tantra classification system of the new translation schools) in the upcoming summer retreat.
This course will serve both as a tantra overview for new and advanced practitioners in general and necessary preparation for DW community members who will receive the empowerment, transmission, and commentary during the summer retreat. This course is the gateway for those about to embark on this extraordinary and exquisite journey.
Our discussion topics include:
What is Tantra?
What makes Tantric transformation possible?
Why practice Tantra, beyond Sutra?
Why enter Highest Yoga Tantra Path?
What is the Basis, Path, and Result on the Journey of Tantra?
What does Empowerment entail?
What is Sadhana, Means of Actualization, and how does it work?
What is Tantra Mahamudra and Clear Light Mind?
How does Tantra apply in our modern lives?
We will also go over the eight essential points for approaching the Tantric Path which was elucidated by Jamgom Kongtrul (1833 - 99).
Regardless of your actual engagement in Tantra, as long as you have an aspiration for actualizing your fullest potential, we invite you to join us on this heart-felt adventure! This course requires participation in a minimum of two classes on a live webcast. You can use the recordings for your missed classes.
Currently taking The Topography of the Path – Lam Rim via online webcast or recorded online class (Free for Cho Mastery Program students, but needs to register.)
Subtle Body Training Intensive or Five-Week Series
Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Meditation, Jamgon Kongtrul, Wisdom Publications,1996
To register, please use the form below. The Course Fee - for DW Members is a sliding scale of $85 - $125 and non-DW Members $125 - $165. A Scholarship is available for those who need it upon request. You will receive a Zoom Meeting invitation at least one hour before the session begins. Regardlessly, all participants are required to register by using the form below.
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