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Sukhavati Retreat: Phowa and Teachings on Amitabha’s Pure Land
September 22, 2023 – September 27, 2023 EDT
Samye Hermitage New York is delighted to welcome back Phakchok Rinpoche who will offer instructions in the practice of phowa, the transference of consciousness at the time of death. The practice will be based on The Transference of Consciousness Practice of Lotus Lord of Dance, a text composed by Khenpo Karma Rinchen Dargyé. This concise text combines the instructions for the sacred transference cord as taught in “The Six Dharmas to Benefit Beings,” a teaching of The Great Compassionate One, Dredger of Samsara (Khorwa Dongdruk), with the transference instructions of Lotus Lord of Dance (Pema Garwang).
During this retreat, Phakchok Rinpoche will instruct retreatants in visualization techniques that allow the consciousness to be transferred to the dharmakaya nature, to a pure realm such as Sukhavati, or to a human rebirth in an excellent Dharma environment. A skilled practitioner may be able to apply these instructions at the time of their own death. And for all others, familiarity with the practice will make the conditions more conducive when phowa is performed on their behalf by a lama.
In addition, Rinpoche will give the reading transmission and instructions on the Concise Amitābha Breathing Practice, a profound and easy-to-practice text written by Kyapjé Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö.
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