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Tara Cycle: 21 Tara Surjagupta in Ganden Chökhor
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch
For Tara Lovers
Initiation into each of the 21 Taras according to the Surjagupta line of transmission.
Venerable Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche will start with the Vajrasattva empowerment on Saturday afternoon. This practice is very powerful and is practiced to eliminate disturbing concepts and obscurations caused by ignorance. It is part of the daily practice/sadhana of the 21 Taras.
Sunday morning, Lodrö Rinpoche will give the 21 initiations on the practice of the 21 Taras according to Master Surjagupta (Sanskrit: Hidden Sun). It is an empowerment from anuttarayoga tantra and therefore carries with it the obligation to do daily practices of visualizations and mantras. For us, this includes: Never forgetting the practice of Arya Tara, reciting the Tara Mantra, practicing refuge in 6 sessions daily and, if possible, practicing a short Tara practice/visualization exercise with your own light body and the 21 Taras.
The practice is relatively easy to learn and is a source of energy and focus. This type of yoga for the mind or meditation exercises in combination with visualization has been practiced and perfected in Vajrayana for hundreds of years in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Venerable Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche will provide short commentary on the profound practice of the 21 Taras each day.
Natascha Keller Gassmann will introduce the group to the exercises of the 21 Taras, as part of the Sadhana.
At the end of the retreat, each participant should be able to independently exercise with the 21 Taras:
Daily Practice: Sadhana, Visualization, Mantra – as well as Torma and Tsog offerings.
Schedule with Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche – language English with German translation
Saturday afternoon 3.00 – 4.30 pm Vajrasattva initiation
Sunday – Tuesday 9.30 – 12 am noon Initiations of the 21 Taras with 30 min break
Sunday – Tuesday 3.00 – 5.30 pm Initiations of the 21 Taras with 30 min break
Wednesday Free day
Thursday – Saturday 9.30 – 12.00 am noon Initiations of the 21 Taras with 30 min break
Thursday – Saturday 3.00 – 5.30 pm Initiations of the 21 Taras with 30 min break
Sunday: 9.30 – 11.45 am Explanations Tara Powa, break, Tara Tsog at the end
Practice group for interested students
Saturday evening 8.45 – 9.30 pm Vajrasattva Sadhana
Monday 7.00 – 7.45 am 21 Tara concise Sadhana and Mantra GERMAN
Tuesday 7.00 – 7.45 am 21 Tara concise Sadhana and Mantra ENGLISH
Sunday – Tuesday 8.00 – 8.45 pm 21 Tara praise and very short Guruyoga
Wednesday Free day
Thursday 7.00 – 7.45 am 21 Tara very concise Sadhana and Mantra GERMAN
Friday 7.00 – 7.45 am 21 Tara very concise Sadhana and Mantra ENGLISH
Saturday 7.00 – 7.45 am 21 Tara Meditation with Sadhana and Mantra
Thursday – Saturday 8.00 – 8.45 pm 21 Tara praise and very short Guruyoga
Registration for the online course
Registration closes on March 4st 2023
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