The 5 Wisdom Energies Retreat: Transforming Confusion Into Wisdom

August 21 - August 23, 2020

David Nichtern

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A Special Weekend Retreat for Graduates of all David Nichtern T.T. Programs WorldwideThe 5 Wisdom Energies (5 Buddha Families) is a special teaching from the Buddhist Tantric tradition as presented by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche shortly after his arrival in the US in 1970. Traditionally presented as a mandala of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas – each of the Buddhas embodies one of the five different aspects of enlightened mind. These intrinsic qualities can manifest as clarity and wisdom, but also as neurotic and distorted states of mind. This teaching offers some of the most comprehensive and magical descriptions of the world we live in – describing seasons, landscapes, culture, colors, food, situational logic – all the colorful details regarding how we experience our world and express ourselves in it. The premise is that liberation and confusion are two sides of the same coin. With awareness and practice, we can embrace our situation as it is and transform confusion into wisdom and skillful means.Program Fee: $350 - Please visit Tibet House US to register.
ScheduleFriday, August 21st
  • 4 - 6pm Arrival and Check-in
  • 6 - 7:15pm Dinner
Saturday, August 22nd
  • 6 - 7am Tea and Coffee Available
  • 7:30 - 8:30am Meditation
  • 8:45 - 9:45am Breakfast
  • 10:15am - 12:30pm Morning Session
  • 12:45 - 1:45pm Lunch
  • 1:45 - 3:45pm Free Time for Spa Treatments and Relaxation
  • 4 - 6pm Afternoon Session
  • 6:15 - 7:15pm Dinner
  • 7:30 - 9:30pm Evening Session
Sunday August 23rd
  • 6 - 7am Tea and coffee Available
  • 7 - 11am Check-Out of Rooms
  • 7:30 - 8:30am Meditation
  • 8:45 - 9:45am
  • 10:15am - 12:30pm Morning Session
  • 12:45 - 1:45pm Lunch & Departure
* Please note subject is schedule to change


David Nichtern

David has been the Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont (USA), Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center (NYC), and Director of the Dharmadhatu Meditation Center in Los Angeles. He teaches meditation workshops and teacher training programs aro...



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