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Retreat Empowerments, Open to the Public

Retreat Empowerments, Open to the Public

Date: Sat, Jul 30, 2011 11:00 am - Sun, Jul 31, 2011 7:00 pm
(Sat, Jul 30, 2011 9:00 am - Sun, Jul 31, 2011 5:00 pm MDT)
Duration: 1 Day 8 Hours
During this weekend event, Lama Norlha Rinpoche will bestow a series of empowerments for retreatants planning to enter the eighth three-year retreat later this year. KTC sangha members and the public are invited to participate in this special transmission.

Please note: Refuge is a prerequisite to all the empowerments being given. If you do not have the Refuge Vow and are unable to attend at 10:00am Saturday, Rinpoche has given permission to take the empowerments with the understanding that the Refuge Vow will be taken as soon as the opportunity arises.

July 30 (Saturday) at 10am | Refuge Vow followed by Dorje Purba and Dorje Sempa Empowerments
Dorje Purba (Vajrakilaya) is a powerful deity for dispelling obstacles to the realization of Mahamudra; Guru Rinpoche himself relied upon this practice. Dorje Sempa (Vajrasattva) purifies negative actions and obscurations. His hundred-syllable mantra practice is the second of the Four Preliminary Practices (Ngöndro).

July 30 (
Saturday) at 2pm | Green Tara Empowerment
The female Buddha Green Tara is known for her power to reverse unfavorable conditions, protect beings from fear, and promote good health, prosperity, and long life.

July 31 (Sunday) at 2pm | Six-Armed Mahakala Empowerment
The embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, Chenrezi, manifested in the wrathful form of Six-Armed Mahakala in order to avert the obstacles of all beings on the path to enlightenment. The main Dharma protector relied upon by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, Six-Armed Mahakala is chanted daily at Kagyu Thubten Chöling.

Price per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees
do not include charges for meals or accommodations.
Please arrive 20 minutes before each session for registration.

Reservations
are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details.

Please note:
When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

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