with Acharya Moh Hardin
Fri November 1st: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSat November 2nd: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMSun November 3rd: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In Room(s): Main Shrine Room
PLEASE NOTE: This weekend is restricted to authorized Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners only. Attendance of the full weekend will count as 2 days toward practice requirements for Ngondro and Werma.
Registration Friday night at 7:00. The initial talk will begin at 7:30.
Drala In Vajrayana Practice and Accomplishment
In the Shambhala world, drala indicates either the actual embodiment of enlightenment, or the energies that guide, support, and protect us on the way. Drala is the uncontrived brilliance of our world and also the tool we use to travel along the path. Joining the invisible energy of drala with our mind, sense perceptions, and phenomenal world is how the warriors integrate the wisdom of Ashe and the Great Eastern Sun into the path of enlightenment and the path of life.
Having focused our attention in the past two years on Ashe and windhorse, it follows naturally to further deepen our understanding and experience of drala, because it is the act of windhorse that provokes drala and energizes them. As the Dorje Dradül said in 1981, “The dralas are there, waiting to come along and meet you.” With the proper understanding of drala and belief in their existence, confident and capable warriors know how to raise the energy of these beings that have the ability to both protect and to grant siddhi, or “accomplishment.”
Some questions we could explore further at this time—theism and nontheism, how to discern drala, creation stage practice (kyerim) as a ‘technology of mind’ using images and sound to provide a landing pad for drala, and drala as “the self-expressing nature of wisdom.”
You are invited to join as we continue to explore the potency and magic of our world and our inheritance.
Please contact Christine Wetzl for further information: email@example.com
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