Short Circuiting the Crippling Corsetry of Circuitry

The Eight Manifestations of Padmakara

Non-residential weekend with Ngak´chang Rinpoche

October 20 – 22
Friday: 7pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 1pm
Aro Kha’jong - Aro Sky Meadow
273 Church Road
Livingston Manor, NY, US

The Eight Manifestations—or names—of Padmakara are modes through which the essential nondual state of the individual can be communicated by the Lama. These modes employ an existential theatre which short circuits the crippling corsetry of circuitry. The Lama is the preëminent circumstantial innovator – the one who has the nondual insight to employ whatever is there to precipitate realisation: from serene intimation to chaotic catharsis.

Ngak’chang Rinpoche will introduce these modes through stories of his own Lamas – and will give transmission for the Vajrayana visionary practices of each of the eight manifestations: Pema Gyalpo – the Lotus Prince; Pema Jung-né (Padmasambhava); Shakya Seng-gé – the Lion of the Sakyas; Ögyen Tso-kyé Dorje Chang – the lake-born thunderbolt; Nyima ’ö-Zér – the yogi who transcends time; Seng-gé Dradog – the Lion of Irrefutable Argument; Loden Chog-sč – the vajra emperor; and Dorje Tröllö – the Lama of Primordial Awareness-Chaos (commonly known as Crazy Wisdom). Rinpoche's book, Wearing the Body of Visions, will be used as a foundation
for the weekend.

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Cost: $225 (includes lunch & dinner on Saturday)

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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.