Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana Transmission & Practice (online)

with Holly Gayley

June 15th

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    Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana Transmission & Practice with Holly Gayley

    Online, Saturday June 15, 2024
    10am to noon Mountain Time

    Price: $30
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    Please join us for a talk and guided practice on Yeshe Tsogyal and her sadhana. We will go through the sadhana, The Brilliant Light of the Blessings of Great Bliss by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, section by section with brief explanations of the visualization, terminology, and phases of the sadhana. 

    If you did not receive the reading transmission (lung) from Rabjam Rinpoche in October, we're delighted that his translator Sean Price will join us to offer the lung for the text. That means that anyone with a strong Mahayana foundation and inspiration to connect to Yeshe Tsogyal can attend.

    Once you receive the lung, you will be authorized to practice the text going forward. During the program, we will screenshare the text for practice together in English. When registering, please indicate in the Comments section if this is the first time you are receiving the lung, so we can be sure you get a PDF of the text following the program.

    Yeshe Tsogyal’s legacy looms large in Tibetan Buddhism, and her life story has inspired generations of practitioners under challenging circumstances. In youth, her family attempted to force her into marriage, but she escaped to become Tibet’s preeminent yogini. While practicing in solitude, she faced numerous hardships and persevered through austerities. Exemplifying devotion, she served as student, consort, adept, and tantric master, achieving realization on par with Padmasambhava, the eighth-century Indian master who helped establish Buddhism on the Tibetan plateau. Yeshe Tsogyal's ongoing presence continues through ritual, visionary experience, pilgrimage, treasure revelations, and living emanations.

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    About Holly Gayley
    Holly Gayley is a scholar and translator of contemporary Buddhist literature in Tibet and associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research areas include gender and sexuality in Buddhist tantra, ethical reform in contemporary Tibet, and theorizing translation, both literary and cultural, in the transmission of Buddhist teachings to North America. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (2016); co-editor of A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rime Masters of Tibet (2017); translator of Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tāre Lhamo (2019); and editor of Voices from Larung Gar: Shaping Tibetan Buddhism for the Twenty-First Century  (2021). For two decades, she has regularly led meditation workshops and retreats. At the University of Colorado, she is a founding member of a Contemplative Resource Center on campus and part of the co-design process for the Mindful Campus initiative.

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