We are always in the between. Each and every moment is a moment full of potential for us to awake, to realize our true nature. Although we are always in a bardo, there are six larger Bardos (བར་དོ་དྲུག་), transitional states of life and death, that are much easier to recognize. This is an extremely rare opportunity to study these ‘in-between’ states with a Tibetan Buddhist Rime Master. A special emphasis will be placed on how to understand and work with these states from the perspective of the highest yoga tantra, the Kalachakra Vajrayana Buddhist teachings. Theoretical explanations will be supplemented with transmission and practical guidance of Kalachakra Phowa. Along with the teachings, Khentrul Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment (jenang) of Vajravega, the wrathful form of Kalachakra.
This beautiful 3 day weekend retreat is set in the peaceful space of Crestone, Colorado. At 7,500 feet in elevation and ringed on three sides by mountains, Crestone is considered to be one of the great spiritual meccas in North America. Isolated and peaceful, it is home to more than two dozen ashrams, monasteries, temples, retreat centers, stupas, labyrinths, and other sacred landmarks such as a ziggurat, a structure modeled on the temples of ancient Babylon. Stay in our village of homes a very short meditative walk from the teachings at Colorado College.
Non-Residential & Residential Retreat Information on Organizer’s Site
2019 Colorado Teaching Schedule
Thurs, July 19-21 — Awake in the Bardo Retreat: Bring your practice into every moment of life and death. Retreat includes teachings on the 6 Bardos of Kalachakra, a Wrathful Kalachakra Empowerment (Vajra Vega Jenang) and Phowa Transmission (Crestone, CO)
Fri, July 26 — The Subtle Body: Chakras, Channels, Winds and Drops in Tibetan Buddhism (Boulder, CO)
Sat-Sun July 27-28 — Primordial Wisdom: Emptiness and Buddha-nature (Boulder, CO)
Contact Francisco of the Colorado organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (720) 525-0035