Khandro Kunzang Maryland Teachings
Khandro Kunzang will be offering public teachings in northern Maryland over the July 4th holiday. Teachings are open to all. Suggested donation for each teaching is $50 per day or $150 for all four days.4
Thurs., July 4: Healing and purification through smoke: Transmission and teachings on Riwo Sangchod
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Khandro Kunzang will offer the verbal transmission and lead a group practice for the smoke offering practice known as the Riwo Sangchod, from the Rigdzin Sogdrub lineage. This essential practice is used for outer and inner purification, and is commonly practiced every morning. This teaching will include the ‘rlung’ (lineage transmission) to give authority to do this practice and a brief instruction, followed with a group practice. For a more in-depth teaching on this practice, please watch the series of teachings on Saraswati Bhawan’s YouTube Channel below.
Fri., July 5: Generating prosperity: Transmission and teachings on Tashi Yang-gug
1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Tashi Yang-gug is a special activity pracctice to gather and strengthen the energy of prosperity, known as ‘yang’ in Tibetan. These practices are commonly performed once a year, and especially when one owns a Treasure Vase (Yang Bum), which needs to be reconsecrated every year. In this teaching, Khandro Kunzang will give a short talk on the concept of wealth and prosperity (yang) energy from the Tibetan Buddhist view; and will give the verbal transmission and instruction for the short practice, followed by a group practice. In addition, Khandro Kunzang will have special Treasure Vases available for sale ($400) which were prepared and consecrated by Lama Dawa Rinpoche in 2015. These vases are kept on one’s shrine and become an anchor for stabilizing the yang energy of the household. Once you have learned the Tashi Yang-gug, you will be able to care for your Treasure vase and keep the yang energy in your home strengthened.
Sat. July 6: Introduction to the T’hroma Chod cycle from Dudjom Linga
10:00 am – 5:00 pm with break for lunch
Khandro Kunzang will give an overview of the practice of Chod, particularly within the lineage of Dudjom Lingpa. This teaching is for those who are interested in this practice and want to know more about this unique and powerful path. If there is sufficient interest to begin this practice, the verbal transmission for the short Ngondro will be offered. At the end of the teaching, Khandro will perform a Chod healing ceremony. This is a special aspect of the Chod pratice that is known to remove obstacles to illness.
Sun. July 7: Introduction to Tibetan Yoga: LuJong
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with break for lunch
In this class we will be introduced to a specialized form of Yogic exercises within tantric Buddhism called Lu Jong. Khandro Kunzang will teach a series of exercises with accompanying visualizations and mantra. Practicing LuJong is very helpful for serious meditators who spend a lot of time sitting. LuJong keeps the body supple and comfortable and helps to remove hindrances to the subtle body and mind. You can watch a short introduction to Khandro Kunzang’s Lu Jong teaching below. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and meditation cushion.