Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out: The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsögyal

Acharya Richard John

July 2–9, 2021

7 nights

The purpose of this retreat is to strengthen the recognition and direct experience of the guru’s vajrayana transmission. The practice framework will be based on a pith teaching called “Realization of the Ground,” which Yeshe Tsögyal received from Vajrayogini in a dream. This terma disappeared for a thousand years, then reappeared in the 19th century. These pith instructions (upadesha) are an incomparable and practical teaching on the practice of trekchö, “cutting through to primordial purity,” which is the dzogchen equivalent of mahamudra.

During this intensive practice retreat Yeshe Tsogyal’s instructions will be augmented by profound instructions from Mipham Rinpoche, Garab Dorje, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and other great masters.

PREREQUISITE: It is imperative that participants have received pointing out transmission at a Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, or from a Kagyu or Nyingma Rinpoche. It is important to commit to the entire retreat schedule.
This is a hybrid program, with some people attending in person, on ‘the land’, and others attending online in their own home. 

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Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.