Weds, Dec. 8th, 2021. 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm P.S.T.
*** This Orientation Session will occur online via Zoom ***
Why Take an Orientation to Empowerments and Tantric Vows?
Over the next several weeks, while we enjoy the great blessing of Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche’s visit to Land of Medicine Buddha, there will a number of Tantric Empowerments and teachings taking place (some in-person, some on Zoom.) The first of these is the Yoga Tantra Kunrig Initiation that takes place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December. Wednesday evening’s Orientation Session with Ven Yönten is a wonderful opportunity to prepare.
Who is this Class for?
Wednesday evening’s “Orientation to Empowerments and Tantric Vows” with Ven Yönten is offered freely as a gift from us to you, and is intended as an opportunity for newcomers to the world of Tantra, about to receive Empowerment during Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche’s teaching visit, to get off to a well informed, “clean, clear start.” This way, you are well prepared and able to keep your new vows and commitments as purely as possible. More seasoned participants wishing to refresh their understanding of this profound and sometimes complex territory are also warmly invited to join.
Since the “Orientation to Empowerments and Tantric Vows” is primarily intended for those who are about to receive Tantric Initiation during Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche’s visit, the same pre-requisites (listed below) apply:
• Have taken refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha
• Have a good foundation of the Lamrim, stages of the path, or at least have an understanding of the three principal aspects of the path.
• Have faith and respect for all traditions of Buddhism and in His Holiness the Dalai Lama
About Venerable Yönten:
Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Venerable Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tanric College) from 2002 – 2009 completing their Buddhist Studies Program. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers worldwide in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012
Ven. Yönten was the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of Australia from 2012 – 2015 before becoming teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018.
Land of Medicine Buddha is honored to have her joining the team as our newest addition of teachers. We know that new and long term students will enjoy her open and informal style. She is the type of teacher to encourage questions and debates. For more info. on Ven. Yönten visit her website.
Thank you for your understanding and patience while we navigate these new and often changing situations, during this pandemic. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe while also finding a way to cultivate community and connection.
|Date(s):||Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 2021 6pm - 8pm PST|
|Times:||6:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Ven. Lozang Yonten|
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|Number of sessions:||1|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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