Vajrasattva Retreat Resources

With Marina Brucet Vinyals 23rd-27th April 2021

In the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the practice of Vajrasattva is one of the preliminary practices. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to purify using the practice and mantra of Vajrasattva.

There is no negative action that cannot be purified. These negative imprints left in our mind-stream can be purified so that we don’t have to experience the suffering results that would otherwise come, and so we can clear this negative energy out of the way of our spiritual development.

Especially powerful methods are those associated with the deity Vajrasattva and the Thirty Five Confession Buddhas. It is said to be as effective in burning away delusions and negative energy as is a great fire in burning away thousands of acres of forest.
We will follow the sadhana of Heruka Vajrasattva composed by Lama Yeshe, for 4 sessions a day. The retreat will take place in an atmosphere of silence. Daily Lam Rim meditations will be included and prostrations will be done in some sessions.

There will be sessions to explain and clarify aspects of the practice, as well as Q&A sessions, and the retreat leader will give instructions, guidance and personal support to all retreaters.

About Marina

Marina Brucet Vinyals was born in Barcelona, Spain. She has completed a six-year full-time study program Masters Program of Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Italy. She studied with great Tibetan lamas such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Jampa Monlam and Khensur Jampa Tegchok, amongst others. She has also completed a one-year individual meditation retreat, amongst others.

She holds a BA and a MA in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Biology in Immunology from the University of Barcelona, where she also performed postdoctoral studies.

Presently, she combines continual development and meditation retreats with teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy, at both general and specialized levels, with an approach that always takes into account the context and circumstances of Western life.

Suggested Reading

The Preliminary Practice of Vajrasattva, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT booklet: https://shop.fpmt.org/Vajrasattva-Retreat-Sadhanas-eBook-PDF_p_1220.html

Becoming Vajrasattva, The Tantric Path of Purification, Lama Thubten Yeshe, Wisdom Publications. http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/becoming-vajrasattva

Teachings From the Vajrasattva Retreat, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. http://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=243

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