The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Acharya Richard John

April 12th

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  • $108 Patron
  • $75 Sustaining
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Room: Main Shrine Room
Friday, April 12
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Sadhana of Mahamudra and "feast"
In the 8th century CE, Yeshe Tsogyal had a vision in which Vajrayogini gave her these pith instructions for practicing trekchö, known as “cutting through to primordial purity.” Trekchö is the dzokchen equivalent of mahamudra, and both are the epitome of the path of wisdom. This profound but accessible text gives concise instructions for recognizing and resting in the empty and luminous nature of mind.
This one-day retreat is restricted to Shambhala Tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly.
Acharya Richard John is a long time student of both the Vidyadhara and the Sakyong. Acharya John has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs throughout North America. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and leads annual 10-Day Mahamudra Retreats at DDL, Karme Choling, SMC and Casa Werma. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax.
Program Image "Yeshe Tsogyal as Queen" ©cynthia moku 2018.  Website:
It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher, as acharyas receive no
salary or benefits. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration, and any
amount will be appreciated.
Register by March 1st to take advantage of $60 Early-bird price.