Land of Medicine Buddha’s Monthly Deity Retreat
Saturday & Sunday, October 16th & 17th, 2021
*This retreat will be offered ONLINE via ZOOM*
ABOUT THE MONTHLY DEITY RETREAT
For those who want to deepen their connection with and understanding of Deity Yoga using various Lower (Kriya/Action) Tantra Sadhanas (practice manuals). Each month Land of Medicine Buddha will be offering a retreat on a specific Deity. Each short day and a half retreat will include guided practice, explanation of the deity, their mantra and main themes. The longer retreat in December will be more in depth.
ABOUT WHITE TARA
White Tara is for health, long life and protection – pre-emptive strike against karmic obstacles preventing us from living out our fullest, healthiest lifespan. This practice can be done for oneself or on behalf of others.
Saturday Oct 16th
Session 1 (with tea break) 9:30 am – 12:30 pm PDT
Lunch Break 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm PDT
Session 2 (with tea break) 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT
Sunday Oct 17th
Session 1 (with tea break) 9:30 am – 12:30 pm PDT
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: www.integratingbuddhism.net
FUTURE DEITY RETREATS
Orange Manjushri – Short weekend retreat – November 20th and 21st, 2021
For wisdom, memory and ability
– Techniques to sharpen intelligence and to focus the mind as well as to
cut through the ignorance of oneself and others. This practice includes
vivid imagery and aspirational prayers directly applicable to daily life.
TO REGISTER FOR THE WEEKEND MANJUSHRI RETREAT: CLICK HERE
Vajrasattva – In depth retreat – December 31st, 2021 – January 5th, 2022
For purification and prevention of negative physical, verbal and mental
– Clear 2021 with a karmic detox and get inspired and refreshed for 2022
REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN – SAVE THE DATES!
Green Tara – Short weekend retreat – January 15th and 16th, 2022
For swift action, protection and dispelling the eight fears
– Connect with the motivating energy of enlightened body, speech and
mind through this deep guru yoga practice. Connect with the archetypal
feminine energy of unconditional love, efficiency and protection.
TO REGISTER FOR WEEKEND GREEN TARA RETREAT: CLICK HERE
INTERESTED IN THE POSSIBILITY OF JOINING US LIVE IN-PERSON?
If you have any interest in joining us in-person, you must take more steps beyond registering online.
Here are the directions to request a spot to join us live:
1. REGISTER FOR ONLINE ATTENDANCE: You will be registering for the online event attendance below. Please follow the rest of the registration instructions step 2. – 5., to join us in-person and IF there is space to join live, you will be invited by the Spiritual Program Department.
3. In the SUBECT line of the email include in-person request, name of retreat & month or date of event (eg. SUBJECT: In-person request for White Tara Retreat October)
4. In the body of the email include your first and last name and the best (and fastest) way in which to contact you (eg. email, cell phone, text, etc)
5. Wait to receive a CONFIRMATION NUMBER. If there is space available to accommodate you safely, you will receive a CONFIRMATION NUMBER from the Spiritual Program Department.
There is a limited number of seats available, so please email us as soon as possible. EMAILING US IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF A SPOT IN THE GOMPA. Please assume you will be joining the retreat online via zoom, unless you have received a CONFIRMATION NUMBER from the Spiritual Program Department inviting you to join us . There will no extra charge for joining us live and in-person.
MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES INDOORS, AS WELL AS OBSERVANCE OF PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING
***WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP OUR GOMPA DOORS OPEN DUE TO THE KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY OF FOLKS LIKE YOU. ALL DONATIONS RECEIVED FOR REGISTRATION OF THIS EVENT GOES TOWARDS THE UP-KEEP, FUNCTIONING AND RUNNING OF LAND OF MEDICINE BUDDHA.
ALL ORDAINED MONASTICS ARE OFFERED THESE TEACHINGS FREE OF CHARGE. NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY FROM RECEIVING A DHARMA TEACHING DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS. TO INQUIRE ABOUT ACCESS TO THE TEACHINGS FREE OF CHARGE, PLEASE CONTACT:
|Date(s):||October 16th & 17th, Sat & Sun (Please see detailed schedule above)|
|Type of event:||retreat|
|Number of sessions:||Sat: two 3 hr sessions, Sun: one 3 hr session|
|Level:||Prerequisite: Taken Refuge (or identify as a Buddhist with refuge in your heart)|
|Participation:||No drop-ins, attendance of entire retreat required|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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