Vajrayogini: The Glorious Coemergent Mother

Larry Mermelstein

June 15–25, 2020

Tuition $150 + 10 nights

Larry Mermelstiein

Note: This program has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.

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 the power to awaken and transform our lives. Emotional and conceptual obscurations are burned in Vajrayogini’s fiery wisdom, and her unblinking gaze awakens our capacity 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 & Scholarship Information

Partial attendance is available for this program. To register, please click on the “Register Now” button above and use the “Comments” box to type “Arrival: [type the date you’ll arrive]; Departure: [type the date you’ll depart], and for Payment select “Personal Check” from the dropdown list to bypass payment. This will register you, automatically notify us, and will not charge your card. We’ll edit your arrival & departure dates and finances, and contact you for credit card information. Thank you!

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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.