Vajrayogini Completion Stage 2017-11-22T12:34:54+00:00

18th – 27th August 2018 

With Paula (Nyingje) Chichester


If you would like your name to be put on the waiting list please fill in the booking form below and we will let you know if a place becomes available for you on the retreat.

Paula (Nyingje) has asked us to let people know there will be similar teachings on tantra during her Introduction to Tantra retreat happening at Land of Joy from 15th to 24th September which you are very welcome to sign up for instead.

The Vajrayogini Completion Stage Retreat is open to those who have completed the enabling action retreat and fire puja. Please bring FPMT translation of the sadhana.

The meditations and exercises will be based on the 6 Yogas of Naropa teachings of Lama Thubten Yeshe that Paula received in 1983.

It is recommended that participants take at least one yoga class a week for this year before the retreat.

Paula began her studies of Buddhism when she was 14 at Berkeley High School in California where she realized liberating delusion was key to healing our planet and its inhabitants. The focus on systems theory and ecology at university prepared her to apply the whole body/mind/culture/ environment to this ancient contemplative discipline of human transformation.

As a dancer, healer, singer, student of psychology and ecology, she brings all these elements into the understanding of the whole person and how tantra works in this greater context – while preserving the classical format of Lama Tsong Khapa’s ear-whispered lineage.

Inspired by the example of the meditators in Dharamsala and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, she devoted the last 34 years to following the guidance those she calls her awesome, amazing teachers, primarily Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche and Kyabje Ribur Rinpoche.  —  which included 24 years preparing for and completing long retreats — 2 of which were 4 year solitary great maha-anuttara yoga retreats.

She studies with teachers from all 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Her goal in life has been steady since childhood: to realize Mahamudra and do all she can to bring peace and environmental justice to our world.

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