Friday, March 6 thru Tuesday March 17

Heruka Five Deities Retreat: (With Commentary by Geshe Dakpa and Retreat Led by Ven. Steve Carlier)

Heruka is one of the three main deities in the Gelug tradition along with Guhyasamaja and Yamantaka. It belongs to the mother tantra of the highest yoga tantra.  As the times become more degenerate, the blessings of other deities slow down, but for Heruka father and mother, it is the opposite.

"There are 160 million mother tantras, and of these the one that has the greatest and swiftest blessing in this degenerate era is this very tantra of the Glorious Heruka Chakrasamvara."

Ngulchu Dharmabhadra  
Geshe Ngawang Dakpa will give commentary during afternoon sessions for four days (number of days subject to change) beginning the afternoon session on Saturday, March 7 and ending on Tuesday, March 10.

The retreat will be led by Ven. Steve Carlier. We will be accumulating 100,000 mantra recitations of Heruka father and mother on the basis of the short Heruka Five-Deities sadhana by Phabongkha Dechen Nyingpo.

The retreat will conclude with a peaceful fire offering on the morning of Tuesday, March 17.  It is advisable to learn and become familiar with the mantras that are to be recited prior to the start of the retreat for the ease of recitation and completion of the accumulation.

Qualifications

Must have received the Heruka Five-Deities initiation from a qualified master who follows, or respects, the advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

*Please acknowledge that you have received this initiation in the comment box when you are completing your registration*

Implements

Participants should bring vajra, bell, damaru, as well as inner offering, and a mala with 111 beads.

Commitments

Full retreat participants must have intention to complete the retreat and attend fire puja in order to attend.

Note: It is possible that residential options for just the commentary portion of retreat with Geshe Dakpa will become available at a later date. At this time we are only able to offer commuter options for the commentary sessions.

Date(s): Friday, March 6 thru Tuesday March 17
Times: 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: retreat
Number of sessions: Retreat
Level: Restricted
Participation: Full participation
Location: Main Gompa
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Registration and Donations for Heruka Five Deities Retreat and Commentary

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1. RESIDENTIAL SINGLE: Full Retreat with Commentary $2350 (Heruka)
Early Bird Discount-10% thru Dec. 31: $2115. Includes 11 nights lodging and all meals. $100 deposit with balance due at check-in.
$100.00
2. RESIDENTIAL DOUBLE: Full Retreat with Commentary $1855 per person. (Heruka)
Early Bird Discount 10% thru Dec. 31: $1669.50. Includes 11 nights lodging and all meals. $100 deposit per person with balance due at check-in. This option must be booked for two people.
$100.00
3. SHARED DORM STYLE ROOM: FEMALE: Full Retreat with Commentary $1580 (Heruka)
Early Bird Discount 10% thru Dec. 31: $1422. Includes 11 nights lodging and all meals. $100 deposit with balance due at check-in.
$100.00
4. SHARED DORM STYLE ROOM: MALE: Full Retreat with Commentary $1580 (Heruka)
Early Bird Discount 10% thru Dec. 31: $1422. Includes 11 nights lodging and all meals. $100 deposit with balance due at check-in.
$100.00
6. SANGHA- Shared Room: FEMALE: Full Retreat with Commentary $675 (Heruka)
Includes 11 nights lodging and all meals. $100 deposit with balance due at check-in.
$100.00
7. SANGHA- Shared Room: MALE: Full Retreat with Commentary $675 (Heruka)
Includes11 nights lodging and all meals. $100 deposit with balance due at check-in.
$100.00
8. COMMUTER: Full Retreat with Commentary $940 (Heruka)
Early Bird Discount 10% thru Dec. 31. $846. Includes all meals. $100 deposit with balance due at check-in.
$100.00
8a. COMMENTARY ONLY: COMMUTER $200 (Heruka)
This option for commuters only. Does not include meals. $100 deposit with balance due at check in.
$100.00
9. Attendance at Fire Puja Only: $100 (Heruka)
Fire Puja will be morning of March 15.
$100.00