> Guru Amitayus Teaching and Chudlen practice retreat
Date: May 7th-13th, 2014.
Location: Merigar West (Italy)
Guru Amitayus Teaching and Chudlen practice retreat
Guru Amitayus Teaching and Chudlen practice retreat.
Closed webcast except for the 8th day, the Guru Amitayus Empowerment, when there will be no webcast.
The long life practice discovered as a terma by Nyagla Pema Dündul is called Tsedrub gongdü (tshe sgrub dgongs ’dus). Tsedrub means long life practice, gongdü is universal union.
This practice is considered very important, and when we read the original text we can understand why: “This is the essential long life practice of Guru Padmasambhava, who received the empowerment from Buddha Amitayus and attained the power of long life through the empowerment of Cadali, the yum of Buddha Amitayus. Guru Padmasambhava and his consort Mandarava practiced together in the cave of Maratika in Nepal and attained immortality.”
The long life practice of Guru Amitayus practice is not only for lengthening our lifespan, but also for coordinating and reinforcing our energy. If our energy is not perfect, we are not able to live for a long time. When it is perfect, on the other hand, we will not only have a long life, but also prosperity, which is something important for us. In fact, the aim of a practitioner is to reach total realization.
7th May 5-7pm. Introduction to the teaching of this retreat and transmission of Ati Guru Yoga.
8th May 10-12am. NO WEBCAST
Empowerment of Guru Amitayus and the Tridlung of the short Gana Puja.
9th May 10-12am. Instructions on the practice of Guru Amitayus.
12-30-2pm. Short Gana Puja for the day of Guru Padma Sambhava.
10th May 10-12am. Intensive practice of Guru Amitayus Long Life practice with Chudlen.
11th May 10-12am. Intensive practice of Guru Amitayus Long Life practice with Chudlen.
12th May 10-12am. Intensive practice of Guru Amitayus Long Life practice with Chudlen.
13th May 10-12am. Advice and some tridlung of collective practices. We finish our retreat with a practice of Guru Yoga.