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Long Life White Heruka-Red Vajrayogini Yab Yum-
Vajramala Retreat

(with Zasep Tulku Rinpoche)
(June 10-24, 2018)

Gaden for the West and Gaden Tashi Choling Retreat are pleased to announce an upcoming Long Life White Heruka-Red Vajrayogini Yab Yum-Vajramala Retreat with Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. The retreat starts on June 10th at 6pm and the retreat ends on June 24th at 12 Noon.

The retreat will be led by Zasep Tulku Rinpoche at Gaden Tashi Choling Retreat located in the beautiful mountainous forests near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche will give the White Heruka Inititiation and teachings on the eight stages of tumo practice, as found in the six yogas of Naropa. Retreatants will complete the matra retreat with a fire puja (weather permitting, according the British Columbia fire regulations).

A Short Description of White Heruka, a Long Life Detiy :

This practice is one of the ten initiation lineages of the Gaden Ear Whispered Lineage given by Manjushri to Lama Umapa Pawo Dorje then to Lama Je Tsongkhapa. It is a very rare and precious sacred practice. Here we will be visualizing White Heruka and Red Vajrayogini Yab Yum. One will get the benefit of practicing Heruka and Vajrayogini both, plus the long life siddhi could be achieved.

Retreat Prerequisites and Requirements:
This practice is a part of Anuttarayoga Tantra (highest yoga tantra). In order to receive this initiation one has to take the lama who offers the initiation as one's own vajramaster and make a commitment of a guru/disciple relationship. Other prerequisites are that one should take Bodhisattva vows and tantric vows. Students wising to attend this retreat are required to have Zasep Tulku Rinpoche's approval to attend. Also, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche advises that retreatants should read commentaries on the Six Yogas of Naropa, as a part of the preparation for the retreat.

Retreat costs for this 15 day retreat are as follows:
For the retreat sliding scale $1125-$1500 CDN your choice.
For accommodation sliding scale $375-$750 CDN your choice.
Please let us know if you wish accommodation at the retreat centre 
AND if you have any dietary needs.

To register for this retreat, please contact:
Sharon Gretzinger at tenzing1@telus.net