‘The Nature of Mind’ – Exploring Awareness in the Dzogchen Tradition with Lama Lena
Friday August 10 (7-9pm), Saturday August 11 – (11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm) & Sunday August 12 (11am-1pm)
This weekend retreat is open for meditation practicioners, both new and seasoned. This is a rare opportunity to receive teachings from the Dzogchen (Great Perfection) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. These simple, direct instructions are said to be the essence of the Buddha’s teaching and present an opportunity to directly experience our natural awareness (rigpa).
Location: Institute of Traditional Medicine – 553 Queen St. W. 3rd Fl.
The Teachings are open to Everyone. There is no set fee. In accordance with Tibetan Buddhist custom, Dana (donation) is offered to the teacher.
According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Dzogchen or Ati Yoga is the culmination of the path and the instructions point to the primordial, open and natural state of the mind. Dzogchen or the Great Perfection are extraordinary teachings: pointing out instructions and meditation practices which facilitate the realization of our innate luminous awareness. Anyone interested in formless non-dual meditation will find these teachings of benefit.
Lama Lena (Yeshe Kaytup)
With nearly 40 years of Dharma study & practice, Lama Lena is known as a teacher of Direct Mind Perception Meditation. Her informal style of teaching is clear, precise and direct, as well as practical and humorous. At the request of His Eminence, Zigar Choktrul Rinpoche and Venerable Wangdor Rinpoche and many dharma students – Lama Lena has been traveling and teaching from the lineages she holds for decades. Lama Lena shares these profound teachings in poetic, humorous and highly skilled ways.