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Bokar Mahamudra Program Yidam Retreat
May 14 - May 21
This retreat is being offered as a residential and also a Zoom retreat.
The Bokar Mahamudra Yidam Retreat will be a 7-day peer-led retreat for those on the path set forth by Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche’s Mahamudra Seminar who have received empowerment and instructions for the various levels of the Yidam portion of Rinpoche’s program. There will be opportunities to lead discussions and meditations, and time for individual and group practice.
Who Should Come
This retreat is for individuals who have previously received the necessary empowerment and preliminary teachings for Bokar Mahamudra Yidam practice.
Daily Schedule Overview
2 group practices a day/ morning and evening,
2 personal time/practice sessions,
2 “gather” times for formal group sharing,
A daily opportunity to practice torma making.
For additional information or details about retreat logistics, please contact Karen Nelson at heartgreen at yahoo dot com.
Suggested contribution is $300 for residential to cover SCOL costs.Suggested contribution for Zoom is $175 for Zoom (sliding scale).
Continuing the Dharma activities of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche
For over a decade, Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche conducted a retreat covering the complete stages of the path of Mahamudra according to the Karma Kagyu Lineage. Bokar Rinpoche, the Dharma heir of Kalu Rinpoche and holder of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage, formulated this retreat seminar and an accompanying year-long program of meditation practice to meet the needs of lay practitioners of Buddhism.
In 2008 Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche presented the teachings of the Yidam Seminar for the first time since Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche’s passing in 2004..
For those not familiar with the Mahamudra Program, these seminars were established by Bokar Rinpoche to provide a graduated path of meditation training for lay practitioners, especially foreign students of Bokar Rinpoche. In response to numerous requests from the international students of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, and with the blessing and strong encouragement of His Holiness Karmapa, Khenpo Rinpoche led the Mahamudra retreat beginning in 2007. Thus the Dharma activity and legacy of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche is continuing.