Fall Retreat: Oct. 18–21, 2017
THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF LONGEVITY:
Teachings and Empowerment from the Tsewang Jarima
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Almost everyone wishes for a long life full of purpose and meaning. Even when we are sick or dying we make every effort to hold on to whatever lifespan we can. And while no one can avoid death, the Bön tradition has many practices to extend one’s lifespan and recapture any life force lost due to negative external or internal factors, or from ignorance of our true nature. These practices include visualization and meditation, ritual, and healing through nature and the elements.
In this very special four-day retreat, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will teach for the first time from the Tsewang Jarima, a text written by Tsewang Rigdzin, as well as offer the empowerment related to its practice. The son of the eighth century Tibetan master Drenpa Namkha, Tsewang Rigdzin is known as the “King of Longevity.” In addition to composing many ritual texts aimed at alleviating suffering, he was a dzogchen lineage master.
The wisdom of Tsewang Rigdzin and the practices associated with this teaching can help us retrieve, extend and enhance our life force: healing environmental, physical, emotional and energetic imbalances in our lives. Strengthening and extending our lifespan provides more time for our spiritual development and for serving and benefiting other sentient beings.
Immediately following this retreat we will celebrate Ligmincha International’s 25th Anniversary on October 22 with a day of activities, and then welcome the return of our annual Science and Spirituality Conference starting on the evening of October 22nd and continuing until the afternoon of October 24, 2017.
Registration for Fall Retreat will open in April.