2019 8-Week Retreat – Audio Stream & Supporting Media

$225.00$550.00

The Enlightened View of Samantabhadra
Location: Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Tuscany, Italy
Held From: April 4th – May 30th, 2019

During this eight-week retreat, Alan Wallace will give detailed oral commentaries on one of the five classic Dzogchen treatises by Düdjom Lingpa, The Enlightened View of Samantabhadra. This is the third in a series of 8-week retreats in which commentaries and oral transmissions will be offered for all five of these treatises: The Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra (2018), The Enlightened View of Samantabhadra (2019), and The Vajra Essence (2020-2023)

Prerequisite Requirements to Purchase Program

One must have genuine interest in practicing the dharma and must have read the text, “The Fine Path to Liberation.”

Please read full details below in Description.

Description

The Enlightened View of Samantabhadra
Location: Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Tuscany, Italy
Held From: April 4th – May 30th, 2019

During this eight-week retreat, Alan Wallace will give detailed oral commentaries on one of the five classic Dzogchen treatises by Düdjom Lingpa, The Enlightened View of Samantabhadra. This is the third in a series of 8-week retreats in which commentaries and oral transmissions will be offered for all five of these treatises: The Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra (2018), The Enlightened View of Samantabhadra (2019), and The Vajra Essence (2020-2023).

Participants in this year’s retreat by way of audio stream should also have learned and practiced the preliminary practices as taught by Sera Khandro in A Fine Path to Liberation(read short text) and decide for themselves whether they are prepared to engage in these practices as they relate to the teacher of this retreat, to their fellow retreatants, and to sentient beings at large. This is an indispensable prerequisite for participating in this retreat and should be taken very seriously.

In addition, you should be familiar with the foundational teachings and practices of shamatha, the four applications of mindfulness, and the four immeasurables, and relative and ultimate bodhicitta. Such understanding and experience can be acquired by listening to, studying, and practicing any one of the following sets of teachings:

The following eight-week retreats:

Alternatively, applicants may listen to the following recordings of week-long retreats sponsored and available from the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies 

It is essential to learn the ethical training corresponding to each level of Buddhist practice: shravakayana, bodhisattvayana, and vajrayana. An excellent explanation of these different dimensions of Buddhist ethics can be found in: Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows, by Pema Wangyi Gyalpo (Author), Gyurme Samdrub (Translator), Sangye Khandro (Translator).

Please do not share the recording with those who are not registered for the retreat.

Additional information

Price Options

Benefactor $550, Regular Price $225

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Title

Go to Top