Event : Vajrayogini Buddhist Meditation Retreat
Date : September 19 to October 9
Venue : Tibetan Buddhist Society
Address : 1425 Mickleham Rd,Yuroke, VIC 3063, Australia
http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd3/ ... 0Rd,Yuroke
http://tibetanbuddhistsociety.org/conta ... ciety.aspx
One of the most qualified Tibetan Buddhist vajrayana teachers living in the West, Venerable Serje Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden, will bestow the profound initiations of Yamantaka and Vajrayogini on the weekend of 17–18 September 2011 in Melbourne.
The initiations will be followed by a three week Vajrayogini retreat from Monday 19 September until Sunday 9 October. This is a traditional retreat, during which we complete 100,000 mantra recitations. Each day comprises six sessions of guided meditation, during which the Vajrayogini practice is explained. The retreat concludes with a fire puja. The initiations and retreat will be held in the traditional Tibetan temple at the Tibetan Buddhist Society’s Peaceful Land of Joy meditation centre in Melbourne, Australia.
Highest yoga tantra initiations carry personal commitments. Those wishing to take initiation for the first time should have some experience and understanding of the mahayana path to enlightenment (lam.rim) teachings and a sincere commitment to practise. Those attending the retreat must receive, or have previously received, Vajrayogini initiation. To receive Vajrayogini initiation, one must receive, or have previously received, another highest yoga tantra initiation, such as that of Yamantaka. Both these initiations will be given on the weekend before the retreat.