Ear-Whispered Five Dakini Retreat
With Chöying Khandro, M.A.
September 7 - 12, 2018
Our practice will be mainly based on the traditional text: A Retreat Manual of the Five Dakinis, the Preliminary to the Chö Instructions Entitled “A Wish-Fulfilling Powerful King,” composed by Tuken Lobsang Chökyi Nyima (thu’i bkwang blo bsang chos kyi nyi ma, 1737 – 1802). We will also supplement the practice with another prominent text: A Concise Retreat Manual of Great Mother and the Five Dakinis called “Accomplishing the Goal by Recitation,” written by Ngül-chu Dharmabhadra (dngul chu dharma bhadra, 1772-1851).
This retreat interweaves the Tantric practice of embodying the awakening energies of Prajnaparamita and the Five Dakinis with the transformation of conflicting emotions into pure awareness. This retreat is called “the Preliminaries to the Sacred Chö Practice,” a prerequisite to the further Chö practices of the Dâkinî Ear-Whispered Lineage. Retreatants are required to complete a certain number of mantra recitations with visualization, which can be continued as a daily practice after the retreat.
The practice text can be purchased after the Empowerment. The cost is $35.
Chö Empowerment, Opening the Door to the Sky
The Common Empowerment of Chö, Opening the Door to the Sky, according to the Ear-Whispered Lineage will be given in the evening of September 29th. This is a gateway to the Ear-Whispered Lineage practice, a prerequisite to attending the following retreat.
September 8 – 11 (4 days)
This lineage retreat focuses on the Tantric teachings and practice of the Prajnaparamita and the Five Dakinis according to the Ear-Whispered Lineage of Chö.
Open to all practitioners to purify their commitments and celebrate the end of the retreat.
- The Common Chö Empowerment, Opening the Door to the Sky, according to the Ear-Whispered Lineage (offered as part of this retreat).
- Prior to the empowerment and retreat, Tantric vows are highly recommended.
- Retreatants also need to be familiarize themselves with the Chö Preliminaries either by having attended the retreat with Chöying or taken her online course on this subject. For more info, please email email@example.com or go to dakiniswhisper.com.
Suggested Dana: $180-$240