Welcome to the New Vajra Dakini online Shravasti retreat and study program:
Comprehensive: The system is appropriate for beginners and advanced students as it expands in depth as you mature in understanding. Khenmo will also cover fundamental topics that help you undersand your mind; confusion and wisdom!
Rooted in Tradition: The roots are in the Drikung lineage of Tibetan Buddhim that reaches back from teacher to teacher to the Buddha.
Designed for Modern Students: The presentation is in clear, accesible steps. You will understand why each step is effective and how you can practice on your own.
April – June 2022: The first week of each month will have a Dharma Talk at 7 pm on Wednesday; a one day retreat that Saturday 7am – 8 pm and a follow up discussion the next Wednesday at 7pm:
April 6. 9. 13. May 4. 7. 11. June 1. 4. 8.
We will be adding additional registration information in March 2022.
Shravasti Meditation is a non-sectarian, mind-body approach to practice which integrates energy practices from Tibetan yogas, Tai Chi and Qigong. This comprehensive program, designed by one of the greatest Tibetan meditation masters of our time, HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, incorporates an introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism, clarifying how mind operates and creates our suffering, combined with an experiential exploration of meditation practice. The framework of the sutra segues naturally into advanced understanding such as Mahamudra or the completion stages of Vajrayana as understanding deepens.
What to expect
Monthly retreats and weekly Dharma talks are open to all people interested in exploring and pacifying their minds and freeing themselves from suffering. Our program is offered by Khenmo Drolma who was trained personally by His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche to teach this curriculum. In 2018 she traveled to Taiwan and again in 2019 to Maylasia to join a select group of teachers invited to attend Shravasti teacher training retreats offered by H H Drikung Kaygon.
In 2021, Khenmo gave a series of talks on how each Buddhist era’s perspective on meditation build a rich interpretation of the Sutra for Mindfullness of Breathing for the Vietnamese community. These talks are currently available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCppcBT6Eu09rUx39TM1Eo8A/videos
Shravasti Reading List (these books are available through Amazon and other major book retailers):
How to Meditate Pema Chodron
Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing Thich That Hanh
The Practice of Mahamudra HH Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche
Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Gunaratana