24

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12

Hours

06

Mins

Ati Yoga: The Mirror of Light

February 28 - March 02, 2020

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Robert A.F. Thurman

Literally meaning the ‘utmost yoga,’ Ati Yoga (Tibetan: Dzogchen) is the pinnacle of Buddhist Vajrayana practice. It is the most simple, direct and profound path to reveal the primordial wisdom, which is our basic nature.In this three day practice-centered retreat, Dr. Nida offers Ati Yoga instruction according to Tibet’s great 12th century physician and meditation adept Yuthok Yönten Gönpo’s teachings entitled “The Great Self-Liberation of Samsara-Nirvana of the Great Perfection of Yuthok”.This year’s program focuses on Ati Yoga preliminary practices and trekchöd, ‘cutting through hardness’ and includes the essential empowerment of the Yuthok Nyingthig cycle of teachings. The text we will study is Dr. Nida’s Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok’s Ati Yoga.Lukhang Murals, detail ©Thomas Laird, Murals of Tibet, TASCHEN 2018
ScheduleFriday, February 28th
  • 3 - 8pm Check in
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Welcome & Introductory Class
Saturday, February 29th
  • 7 - 8am Yoga
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 12 pm Morning Class
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 2 - 4pm Free time for Relaxation and Spa Treatments
  • 4 - 6pm Afternoon Class
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Class
Sunday, March 1st
  • 7 - 8am Yoga
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 12 pm Morning Class
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 2 - 4pm Free time for Relaxation and Spa Treatments
  • 4 - 6pm Afternoon Class
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Class
Monday, March 2nd
  • 7 - 8am Yoga
  • 7 - 11am Check-out of Rooms
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 12pm Morning Class
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch and Departure
*Please note that schedule is subject to change.

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Dr. Nida was born in Amdo, in Eastern Tibet. Interested in the traditional healing science of his people, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he gained scholarship entry to Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medi...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and its Menla Retreat & Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is ...

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