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We will be doing the self-initiation (dag-juk; i.e., self-entry) of Yamantaka (Solitary Hero), along with Tsog offering.
Prerequisites: This event is restricted to those who have received the Yamantaka Initiation and completed the Yamantaka retreat with fire puja. (Practitioners with the initiation who have not yet completed the Yamantaka retreat with fire puja are welcome to join us for the first and third parts of the afternoon’s proceedings: namely the self generation part of the practice and the Tsog offering section.)
Texts: We will be using the Self Initiation text based on the Yamantaka Initiation text composed by Gyalwa Kalsang Gyatso, the 7th Dalai Lama, that was adapted for Self Initiation. The revised text was compiled at Mahamudra Center NZ in June 1992 etc on the occasion of a one month teaching on the Self Initiation practice by Geshe Ngawang Dhargey. A link to this text will feature in your registration confirmation email. Please keep an eye out for it.
The Tsog text is taken from the FPMT edition of the Lama Chopa Guru Puja and Tsog Offering. A PDF of this text can be obtained by donation or for free from the FPMT online store: https://shop.fpmt.org/Lama-Chopa-and-Tsog-Offering-PDF_p_1949.html
Additionally, we will be reciting Lama TsongKhapa Guru Yoga.
Information and instructions on what to do if you need support in obtaining these texts is included in the email you will receive after registering.
Preparations: Your Vajra and Bell and inner offering are required. Damaru is optional. If you know the altar set up this is good. Otherwise, an image of Yamantaka Solitary Hero and an image of the Mandala will suffice.
About Ven. 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.
For more info. on Ven. Yönten visit: www.integratingbuddhism.net
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|Date(s):||Sunday November 28, 2021|
|Times:||3:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
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|Number of sessions:||1|
|Participation:||Restricted to Those with the Empowerment|
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