nyingma buddhist meditation and study in austin texas
Phowa Retreat and Teaching September 22 - 24, 2017
Lama Lobtsul will be holding a Phowa retreat with teachings September 22-24. The text is the Phowa of the Three Constructs from the Vajra Essences Nyingmapa text. Lama plans on giving Phowa teachings only once every two years.
Friday, September 22 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Transmission and teachings
Saturday, September 23 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Teachings and Practice
Saturday, September 23 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Phowa Practice
Sunday, September 24 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Phowa Practice
Sunday, September 24 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Riwo Sancho Practice
All sessions to be held at Palri Pema Od Ling 605 E. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751
David Kalil will be translating both Friday evening and Saturday morning.
For the Riwo Sancho practice, please feel free to bring any of the three whites --- unopened packages of flour, sugar, rice, honey, barley or small containers of yogurt, along with juniper.
A little history. "These instructions on the profound path of Phowa specify a practice like no other practices. Teachings such as the generations and completion stages of tantra require exertion over long periods of time. This Phowa practice, however, requires as little as one week of correct practice to manifest definitive signs of attainment. For this reason The Lord Buddha calls it the "Dharma that bestows Buddhahood without meditation."