or a dedicated practitioner on the spiritual path, nearly any moment of transition provides a potent opportunity for positive transformation, and never more so than at the Great Moment of death. Engaging in the phowa practice of the Bon tradition of Tibet enables one to transfer one's consciousness directly into a pure realm at the time of death, thus increasing one's chances for liberation in a single lifetime. These teachings, from the Bon Mother Tantra, or Ma Gyud,are known to be particularly detailed, powerful, and in-depth.
Cost: US $500.
The teachers will speak in Tibetan and an English translation will be provided.
The cost to attend both retreats is US $2000. All fees include a shared room on campus and vegetarian meals. Students are responsible for their own travel expenses.
Registration will open soon. Please check the Lishu Website for updates.
A few partial work-exchange scholarships are available for these retreats to help students constrained by financial need. The work-exchange costs are as follows: Phowa $400
Participants will need a valid passport and Indian visa.
The retreats are scheduled to allow participants to plan their own travel to Menri Monastery or Triten Norbutste Monastery for Losar. Those planning to stay at Menri Monastery for Losar festivities before the retreats will also need to acquire a Protected Area Permit from the Indian Embassy.