with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Wed July 31st: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMThu August 1st: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PMFri August 2nd: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Price: $250 tuition
The Kurukulla Abhisheka enters students into the mandala of Kurukulla, the magnetizing dakini. The program is restricted to practitioners who have received the Rigden Abhisheka and established the Werma Sadhana as their base practice for at least one year. Vajrayogini sadhakas in the Shambhala mandala with an interest in magnetizing practice and a connection to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche are also invited to attend. The Sakyong has specifically encouraged leaders within the community to receive this practice. Please note that participants don't have to give up their current practice or fulfill any additional practice requirements after receiving this abhisheka.
This Kurukulla practice was composed by the Sakyong while on his year-long retreat. Those who are able to attend this abhisheka will form a core group which will begin this magnetizing practice at specific times throughout the year.
Kurukulla is known as the Padmadakini Kurukulla, an enlightened wisdom deity who at the ultimate level magnetizes the mind of enlightenment. Kurukulla belongs to the padma family of deities, which includes Amitabha, Avalokiteshvara, Hayagriva, and Padmasambhava. In her most popular form, Kurukulla is red with four arms, and stands in dancing posture holding a bow and arrow, hook and lasso, all of which are made of lotus flowers.
Traditionally, Kurukulla is invoked to magnetize people, wealth, and energy to virtuous endeavors. In Tibet, she was especially popular during periods of rapid growth and popularization of the dharma, such as during the spread of the Nyingma tradition at the time of the 11th century siddha-scholar, Rongzom Pandita. The Sakyong’s previous incarnation, Jamyang Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912) encouraged the practice of Kurukulla during a time of great expansion and consolidation of the Nyingma during the Rime period.
One of the most important empowerments for Kurukulla comes from Rongzom Pandita in a terma discovered by Mipham's root teacher, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892). Another important empowerment comes from Chogyur Dechen Lingpa (1829-1870). Both of these empowerments are included in the Rinchen Terdzö.
Please note: for attendance of this Abhisheka it is necessary that your attend the first talk on July 31 at 7pm. If you miss it you cannot attend the programme further.
Also be aware that the final feast with His Majesty on August 2 is expected to end late at night.
Staff Application for "Kurukulla Abhisheka and Teachings": click here.
$250 tuition, plus materials. Registration will be open on the first day, July 31, 4-7pm.