HERMOSA BEACH

MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES

“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” — Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

GENERAL PROGRAM

Quick Path to Great Bliss (Highest Yoga Tantra)

This class is open to those with Highest Yoga Tantra (HYT) empowerment from the New Kadampa Tradition or those who have the wish to receive the next HYT empowerment.

NO CLASS HELD DURING SILENT RETREAT DECEMBER 28

NO CLASSES HELD DURING PRELIMINARY RETREATS JANUARY 11, 18, 25 AND FEBRUARY 1

 

To practice the sadhana Quick Path to Great Bliss successfully we must have first received the empowerment of Highest Yoga Tantra and then study authentic instructions on the practice such as those found in the commentary The New Guide to Dakini Land.

Vajrayogini is a female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is a manifestation of all the Buddhas’ wisdom. By engaging in the Tantric practice of Vajrayogini under the guidance of a qualified Spiritual Guide, sincere practitioners can completely purify their body, speech and mind and attain a state of full enlightenment – the ultimate goal of human life. The practice of Vajrayogini comes from Buddha himself and has been preserved over the centuries by an unbroken lineage of realized practitioners.

Today, we are able to receive this precious lineage from the contemporary Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, who presents this profound practice in a way that can be easily understood and practiced in the modern world.

The Quick Path to Great Bliss sadhana is suitable both for our regular daily practice and for retreat; and can be practiced alone or in a group.



Quote from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

“In many respects the practice of Vajrayogini is ideally suited to the present day. By relying upon this practice sincerely, with a good heart and a mind of faith, it is definitely possible to attain full enlightenment; but to accomplish such results we must practise the extensive sadhana regularly.”


Class Description

This class begins with study and commentary from the text The New Guide to Dakini Land.  This comprehensive guide provides a detailed and practical explanation of the two stages of Vajrayogini practice – generation stage and completion stage – and shows how we can integrate these practices into our daily life, thereby transforming every moment of our life into the path to enlightenment.  There is class discussion, a short break then we engage in the Quick Path to Great Bliss sadhana.

Teachers from

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
Kelsang Drenpa

Time

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm  Commentary
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Quick Path to Great Bliss

Location

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
500 6th Street
Hermosa Beach, CA  90254