24

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12

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06

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Vajrayoga Yamantaka Intensive with the 11th Lelung Rinpoche

July 31 - August 06, 2023

The 11th Lelung Tulku Tendzin Phüntsok Löden Rinpoche

Robert A.F. Thurman

Michele Loew

We are honored and delighted to welcome to Menla the 11th Lelung Rinpoche, who will bestow the Yamantaka abishekam “empowerment” to participants and give precious teachings on the mild and fierce Mañjushrī deity practices.

Rinpoche will open the door to these wisdom teachings during this practitioners’ retreat, which will include Mañjushrī mantra accumulation, mild and fierce, and fire offering pujas.  This is a very special and rare opportunity to learn from one of the highest lineage holders in the Tibetan tradition.

The Lelung Reincarnation line begins with the Lhodrak Khenchen Namkha Gyaltsen, who was known as an emanation of Vajrapani Bodhisattva. In the 1390s, he became an important teacher and colleague of the great Lama Tsong Khapa Losang Drakpa (1357-1419), who was key to the Tibetan Ganden Renaissance of the 15th and following centuries that resulted in the spiritual “inner modern” Tibet which flourished from the 17th century until the Chinese invasion and occupation from the 1950s and still persists in exile diaspora in India and other free countries around the planet.

Like most of the greatest teachers of Tibet, the Lelungs have a nonsectarian history of linking Nyingmapa Dzogchen traditions and Gelukpa Unexcelled Yoga traditions. Subsequently the Lelungs interconnected frequently with the Dalai Lama and Panchen Rinpoche incarnations, therefore being considered among the top reincarnation lineages. In this special Vajrayoga retreat, Rinpoche will also offer some rare Vajrapaṇi and even Sārasvatī permissions.  Robert Thurman will support him in clarification and engaging dialogue, and Michele Loew will guide the morning sadhana and Vajrayoga physical practices. We hope you will join us for this wonderful and transformational retreat.


ScheduleMonday, July 31
  • 3 - 6 pm Arrival & Check-in
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Opening Program
Tuesday, August 1
  • 7 - 9 am Vajra Yoga Practice (Loew)
  • 9 - 10 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Morning Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 pm Free Time for Spa Appointments, Relaxation, or Self-Study
  • 4 - 6 pm Afternoon Session
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Session
Wednesday, August 2
  • 7 - 9 am Vajra Yoga Practice (Loew)
  • 9 - 10 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Morning Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 pm Free Time for Spa Appointments, Relaxation, or Self-Study
  • 4 - 6 pm Afternoon Session
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Session
Thursday, August 3
  • 7 - 9 am Vajra Yoga Practice (Loew)
  • 9 - 10 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Morning Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 pm Free Time for Spa Appointments, Relaxation, or Self-Study
  • 4 - 6 pm Afternoon Session
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Session
Friday, August 4
  • 7 - 9 am Vajra Yoga Practice (Loew)
  • 9 - 10 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Morning Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 pm Free Time for Spa Appointments, Relaxation, or Self-Study
  • 4 - 6 pm Afternoon Session
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Session
Saturday, August 5
  • 7 - 9 am Vajra Yoga Practice (Loew)
  • 9 - 10 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Morning Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 pm Free Time for Spa Appointments, Relaxation, or Self-Study
  • 4 - 6 pm Afternoon Session
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Session
Sunday, August 6
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of Rooms
  • 7 - 9 am Vajra Yoga Practice (Loew)
  • 9 - 10 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 12:30 pm Closing Discussion
  • 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch & Departure
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

The 11th Lelung Tulku Tendzin Phüntsok Löden Rinpoche

The 11th Lelung Tulku Tendzin Phüntsok Löden Rinpoche was born in the 16th rabjung of the Iron-Dog year 1970. He is the son of father Lozang Tsering and mother Lozang Chötso. Since childhood he had visions of deities and lamas as well as many distinctive and wondrous signs. He...

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 it's Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...

Michele Loew

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon.  She is known as a teacher’s teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr. & 500 Hr. Yoga Schools and her ability to combine Western knowledge of the body (anatomy & ph...

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