Pointing a Finger at the Dharmakaya by Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday 10.30am -1.00pm
Lama Jampa will continue teachings on this Mahamudra practice text by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje. The 9th Karmapa wrote three main works on Mahamudra and this is the briefest. It contains teachings on the practices of the ngondro (the preliminaries), on shamatha (calm abiding), and on vipassana (insight).
Initiation of Namgyalma
Sunday 2.30pm - 4.30pm
On Sunday afternoon Lama Jampa will give the initiation of Namgyama, the female meditation deity. She is one of the three main Buddhist deities of longevity, along with White Tara and Amitayus. Revering and meditation on Namgyalma grants both mundane and transcendental siddhis. The most important of her mundane accomplishments is preserving and strengthening life energy, the granting of long life. Her profound siddhi is the swift accomplishment of transcendental wisdom.