Overcoming Obstacles: Vajrakilaya Practice Intensive at the Great Stupa
May 24–June 1, 2024
As the wrathful form of the Buddha Vajrasattva, Vajrakilaya embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas. This practice is known to be the most powerful for removing all inner and outer obstacles, especially personal obstacles that affect our Dharma practice. Vajrakilaya manifests in our lives as skillful enlightened activity. This Spring we will gather to practice this profound sadhana in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya with two sessions daily and evening study/discussion.
The practice intensive will offer deepening and exploration of the practice towards training and supporting practitioners in accomplishing the retreat practice in the future.
The Vajrakilaya Tantra is of special importance to Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners because of its strong connection with the Shambhala terma. Come and explore with us in May!
Participants will need ‘The Quintessential Pith Kilaya’ which is the text, and the manual that supports the practice. Both are available from the Nalanda Translation Committee.
The intensive is open to Sadhakas who have previously received the Abhisheka or the Lung for the practice of Vajrakilaya in the Netik Phurba terma tradition of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
Denise Kilshaw is a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche for some time. She has completed the Vajrakilaya practice requirements and participated in the Vajrakilaya Amending the Mantra fire puja. She has been a chopon for fire pujas, intensives and is passionate about this practice.
Greg Smith is a well known thangka painter at Drala Mountain Center. He has guided and taught many intensive programs as well as introductory programs. He is a long time student of Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.