Entering the Vajra World with Jenny Bondurant
July 2–6, 2008
Join us for this prerequisite for attending Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary. The program will have three parts:
The Three Gates: Body, Speech & Mind
Topics include Vajra Vision, Vajra Nature and Devotion
Taking Refuge in the Three Roots
An introduction to the Vajrayana, the Three Kayas and Vajrayana Culture. Participants will also be given permission to practice The Rain of Blessing, a Guru Yoga Combined with the Seven-Line Supplication, a guru yoga of Padmasambhava composed by the first Mipham Rinpoche.
Commitment to the Path
Discussion of the ngöndro practices, abhisheka, samaya, Mahamudra, Ati and creating enlightened society
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the 2008 Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary program
A student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, Jenny Bondurant has been practicing meditation since 1980, and has completed the traditional three-year retreat. A senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition who has taught widely, she now divides her time between teaching and being in retreat at her home in Colorado.
Jenny Bondurant has been a dharma teacher for 30 years, both in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and in the tradition of Anam Thubten from whom she received ordination as a teacher. An adjunct faculty member in the Contemplative Psychology Department at Naropa University, she leads retreats on Maitri Space Awareness and working with the energy of the emotions. www.jennybondurant.com
Financial aid is available for this program.