Wearing the Body of Vision
Weekend event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche
12th - 14th January
Friday: 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Shambhala Zentrum Wien
Stiftgasse 15-17, 1070
An exploration of the rich and dramatic symbolism of inner Tantra through practices of vision, song, chant, painting, mudra, and spiritual music. Ngak’chang Rinpoche will explain the meaning of enlightened symbolism, which functions as an inspiration and also as a direct communication to our own awakened mind. As beings caught up in the illusion of duality, we are symbols of our true enlightened selves. Because of this, tantric symbolism functions as a powerful method by which we can transform our experience to reveal our true nature through ‘wearing’ the visionary body of the yidam (meditational deity). We will learn about the different kinds of yidams (peaceful, joyous, and wrathful) and the different ways in which they function as the focus of our practice.
The weekend will include teaching, ample opportunity for questions and answers, yogic song and chant, and an introduction to the powerful practice of envisionment (self-arising as the yidam). We will learn methods of practice that allow us to experience emptiness, which is the space from which the experience of vision arises, and the vajra pride that allows us to bring enlightened awareness into our experience of everyday life.
The weekend will include an empowerment (tantric initiation) into the practice of yidams from the Aro gTér Lineage (to be specified later).
Friday evening: € 30
All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.