Guru Yoga from the Tharpe Delam
This special short Order retreat will be devoted to intensive practice of the Guru Yoga from the Tharpe Delam or The Smooth Road to Emancipation, the preliminary practice text that Bhante found in Kalimpong and which he was introduced to by Kachu Rinpoche at the time of his initiation into the Padmasambhava Sadhana.
In this Guru Yoga we imagine ourselves as the dakini Vajrayogini with our own Guru, Padmasambhava, Avalokitesvara and Amitabha above our heads. After entreating them with great urgency, we receive their blessings, initiations and finally enjoy ecstatic union with them.
The retreat will include an introduction to the practice, led practice sessions, pujas, and mantra recitation sessions.
Details and Timings
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 2.30pm.
Health and Hygiene
Please take two Lateral Flow Tests, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting, please also bring a few Lateral Flow Tests with you as everyone will be required to do a test halfway through the retreat.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.
For more information on our Covid policies and to see our risk assessment you can visit our Coming on Retreat Page.
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