Phowa - August 5 - 10
Phowa is a method for the transference of consciousness and excellent instructions to be followed when one is dying. The practice consists of visualization of Amitabha, chanting practice, and visualization methods of controlling one's inner energies.
The empowerment needed for this retreat may occur the previous weekend, so please consider coming the prior weekend and then to follow this full retreat. This retreat will include the traditional test of accomplishment, which is the ability to insert of a strand of kusha grass into one's fontanelle.
This is the last of the Ngondro class and once this class and all previous classes have been completed, students are qualified to continue on to the subsequent year classes of Tsa Lung Tummo Inner Heat-generating practice and Dzogchen.