Vajrayogini: The Glorious Co-Emergent Mother

Larry Mermelstein

May 17–26, 2019

Tuition $150 + 9 nights

Sadhana Intensive in the Great Stupa

 Join us as we immerse ourselves in the vivid world of Vajrayogini, exploring the richness of yidam practice. A treasure of the Kagyu lineage, this sadhana holds powerful transmissions for immediate transformation in our lives. Emotional and conceptual obscurations are burned in Vajrayogini’s fiery wisdom, and her unblinking gaze awakens our greatest capacities for limitless awareness. Special attention will be placed on coemergent mahamudra and the practice of ordinary mind. This sadhana intensive, appropriate for all levels of Vajrayogini practitioners, is a celebration of the heart of our vajrayana community and culture. Practicing in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya can be truly transformative.

Prerequisite: Vajrayogini Abhisheka

Partial attendance is available for this program. To register, please use the “comments” box on the registration to indicate which dates you would like to attend, and select pay by check to bypass full payment. We will reach out to you to confirm your registration and collect payment.

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Larry Mermelstein

Beginning in 1971, Larry Mermelstein became a close student of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and scholar. He served as an acharya in the Vajradhatu/Shambhala community for twenty years, as well as being a member of the board of directors for nearly that long. He is a founding member and the Executive Director of the Nalanda Translation Committee for over forty years and is a long-time consulting editor to Shambhala Publications.



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.