Introduction to Dzogchen: The Common and Extraordinary Foundations of the Yangzab tradition

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March 19th –  April 17th, 2016.

Location: New Zealand, South Island; venue to be advised.

We require expressions of interest for this retreat.

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unnamedDuring this retreat, Lama Mark will offer the instructions and blessings to study and practice the outer and inner foundational meditations of the Drikung Kagyu Yangzab Dzogchen tradition as transmitted by His Eminence Lho Ontul Rinpoche.
These precious teachings of Padmasambhava, known as the Yangzab terma cycle was revealed in the 17th century by the throne holder of the Drikung, Gyalwang Rinchen Phuntsok. The Yangzab cycle is deeply connected with the more well known Khandro Nyingtig terma cycle, from which so many teachings, commentaries and empowerments were written by Longchenpa and other esteemed masters. Both were found in the same cave above Terdrom in Tibet. These teachings are considered by the Nyingma school of Buddhism to be of the most profound and direct path to Buddhahood, and carry great blessings. Lama Mark will give Yangzab empowerments and teachings from both Yangzab and Khandro Nyingtig traditions.
For those attending, please order the book for the retreat: Third Dzogchen Rinpoche, Great Perfection, Outer and Inner Preliminaries, Snow Lion. Please order this book at least two months ahead of teachings. Other texts and sadhanas of the Yangzab lineage will be available at the retreat.

lmwLama Mark Webber (Lama Karma Tenpa Lekshe Yongdu) has been studying and teaching Buddha Dharma (the teachings of Liberation through the traditions of Buddhism) for forty years. His universalist approach is classically founded in Buddhism and a number of meditative traditions, while completely integrated with contemporary life and the richness of modern Western culture.
Through many vehicles—including Buddha Dharma and meditation, science, art, craft work, and natural history, plus world travel—Lama Mark displays and teaches the wondrous unity, uniqueness and intrinsic freedom of all life. 

His compassionate activities demonstrate a profound commitment to freeing beings from innumerable suffering states. Lama Mark’s emphasis with practitioners and students is on uncovering pure Dharma to reveal its extraordinary benefits and share the great joy of its deep study, meditative practices and integration into all aspects of our lives.

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