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DZOGCHEN, GARUDA and HEALING CHOD - this week at Hale Mana in Topanga and Golden Bridge Yoga in Hollywood

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  • David S.
    Dharma friends. I know there are many lamas in town, but if you are not otherwise engaged, please come to one of the remaining events on Dungse Rigzing Dorje
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2006
      DZOGCHEN, GARUDA and HEALING CHOD - this week at Hale Mana
      Dharma friends.

      I know there are many lamas in town, but if you are not otherwise engaged, please come to one of the remaining events on Dungse Rigzing Dorje Rinpoche's "CUTTING THROUGH OBSTACLES" Tour. Dungse Rinpoche and the Monks and Nuns of Zangdokpalri Monastery are only in the LA area for another week! (http://zangdokpalri.org/2006tour.html)

      Rinpoche will be bestowing rare Dzogchen and Garuda teachings at Hale Mana in Topanga and giving another Healing Chod at the very nice Golden Bridge Yoga center (http://www.goldenbridgeyoga.com/)

      "This Healing Chod was one of the most beautiful, important things I have done for myself. Rinpoche's tremendous kindness is healing in itself." -  Sharon Salzberg

      Rinpoche is the son and spiritual heir of the late Kyabje Kunzang Dechen Lingpa. Rinpoche is 44 years old and, like one vessel filled by another, has been receiving all of his father's precious revealed teachings since childhood. He has done many years of solitary retreat and has focused especially on the practice of Chod. Since his father's paranirvana, Dungse Rinpoche has become the lineage holder of all the profound practices that his father revealed. It is very fortunate to be able to make connection with such a pure stream of blessings.

      November 1, 7:30-9:30pm - Dzogchen Teachings $40*
      Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, is the name for the profound pinnacle teachings of both Tibetan Buddhism and the pre-Buddhist Tibetan religion of Bon. Dzogchen is a complete set of teachings which bring the practitioner to recognition of their true nature, which is no different than the true nature of all phenomena. This recognition is the starting point of a path that culminates in the ultimate attainment of 'Rainbow Body', where the physical form dissolves into a body of light.

      Dungse Rinpoche will be giving rare Dzogchen teachings from his father's terma cycles.

      November 2, 7:30-9:30pm - Empowerment and Teachings $40*
      November 3, 7:30-9:30pm - Practice and Teachings $40*
      The profound practice of Garuda is a Mind Treasure revealed by Kunzang Dechen Lingpa in Topanga in 2002 at the request of a local student. The Garuda is the wrathful manifestation of pure awareness itself. Engaging in the practice of Garuda allows one to access and actualize the power of their own awareness to purify and directly eliminate their own ignorance, removing the causes of illness and ultimately leading to enlightenment. Hale Mana, where the Garuda empowerment and practice are being held, is also the place where the practice was originally revealed, so the blessings of receiving this practice will be uniquely powerful on this occasion.

      The first night (or having previously received empowerment into this practice) is a pre-requisite to attending the second night's practice and teaching session.

      Dzogchen and Garuda teachings will take place at:
      Hale Mana
      21505 Colina Drive
      Topanga, CA 90290
      David (323) 851-4311

      Healing Chod $195*
      November 4 - Saturday - 1:30-3:30 and 5:00-7:00pm
      November 5 - Sunday (full moon!) 1:30-5:00pm

      Golden Bridge Yoga
      6322 De Longpre Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90028
      323 936-4172

      Ever since the late Kyabje Kunzang Dechen Lingpa Rinpoche came to the United States 5 years ago and began performing the Healing Chod Ceremony, thousands of Americans have found the ceremony helpful for all kinds of problems, from simple sadness to chronic disease. Rinpoche's son and spiritual heir, Dungse Rigdzin Dorje Rinpoche, has been receiving his father's esoteric teachings all his life long, since childhood, and he has done spiritual practice for many years, often in solitary retreat, with a particular focus on the practice of Chod. It is Rinpoche, assisted by the monks and nuns who were his father's students, who will be conducting the four healing rituals over a period of two days.

      Just bring a pillow and blanket, or mat, and then lie down and relax. Healing Chod is suitable for all, young and old. Participation in all four sessions is recommended for best results; a brief explanatory lecture will be given between each of the sessions. Please note that tuition includes all four sessions.

      For more information
      about all events in the LA area
      Call David Scharff (323) 851-4311

      * all donation amounts are suggested; no need to pre-register
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