Enter the sacred Chö practice of the Dakini Ear-Whispered Lineage, the lineage of wandering yogis and yoginis.
Chöying Khandro, M.A. invites you to the Ear-Whispered Five Dakini Retreat on September 7-12, as we unveil the awakened parts of ourselves, transforming our conflicting emotions into pure awareness. This lineage retreat includes the empowerment, transmission, and commentary, as well as the Tantric practice of visualization and mantra recitation while embodying the awakening energies of Prajnaparamita and the Five Dakinis. Through this, we are able to meet the complexities and conflicts present in our current world, and regain our relationship with our own innate totality.
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).
In this video, Chöying Khandro talks about Dakinis, the awakening energies of Chö Deities, and the upcoming retreat.
September 7 – 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 7th. This is a gateway to the Ear-Whispered Lineage practice, a prerequisite to attending the following retreat.
September 8 – 11 (4 days) – Silent Retreat
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.
September 12 – Tsok Offering
Open to all practitioners to purify their commitments and celebrate the end of the retreat.
1. The Common Chö Empowerment, Opening the Door to the Sky, according to the Ear-Whispered Lineage (offered as part of this retreat).
2. Prior to the empowerment and retreat, Tantric vows are highly recommended.
3. 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 dakiniswhisper @ gmail.com or visit the dakini whisper website (click here).
Below, read more about the teacher.
~ With Blessings, Tara Mandala
About The Teacher
Chöying Khandro, M.A., holds the complete transmissions of two lineages, the Ganden Ensa Ear-Whispered Lineage and the Machik Dakini Ear-Whispered Lineage, from her teacher, the late Ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dampa (1932-2012). She brings more than three decades of intense study and practice to her teachings and has completed a number of personal retreats, including the traditional 108 Springs Retreat in the Mongolian wilderness … More →