Vajra Armor Healing Retreat



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This special week-long personal healing retreat, which follows our Thanksgiving Dzogchen Retreat this year, focuses on Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab), with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche.   


Lama Sonam Tsering gave extensive teachings on the practice of Vajra Armor last year. This year, he will give introductory teachings to those new to the practice, as well as provide an opportunity for those with some practice experience to renew and expand their understanding. Don’t miss the chance to establish or renew your connection with this powerful protection mantra. 


Vajra Armor is a rarely-taught practice, favored by Tibetan physicians, and is said to have the power to cure all 404 types of disease, and is highly recommended for those facing health challenges. Beyond that, the practice itself contains a complete path of enlightenment, balancing the outer and inner elements and resulting in complete liberation. 


“Guru Rinpoche predicted that during these degenerate times, beings’ merit would decrease every day and the elements would become more and more imbalanced. We can see this with so many floods, droughts, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and extreme heat waves. New diseases are appearing that doctors have never seen and cannot treat easily. People’s conduct is becoming rougher every day and negative spirits and energies are gaining strength.


However, out of their great compassion, the buddhas have given us real tools to transform this negativity and protect us. Of all these methods, Vajra Armor is one of the most powerful protection practices for our health and to remove unwanted circumstances of all kinds.


There are many different Vajra Armor sadhanas, some with elaborate rituals. I will be presenting a very concise sadhana with a deity form root mantra that has the same power and is very practical for our busy lives.”

~Lama Sonam Rinpoche                                      


The retreat will consist of the oral transmission blessing for Vajra Armor mantra and practice, given the first afternoon. Lama Sonam Rinpoche will give teachings on the first two and last two days. Personal structured sessions will consist of recitation of Vajra Armor mantra. There will be periods of silence throughout the retreat. If desired, there will also be personal instruction and guidance from Lama Sonam Rinpoche to help deepen one’s practice. One may then be empowered to heal not only themselves but others.


We have only 19 spaces for this retreat, as we want everyone to have a private room for their personal practice. Payment in full or a $200 deposit is required to reserve your place. Please contact the office if you need to make special financial arrangements.

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Mon, Nov. 27 - Sun, Dec. 3, 2017
2 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. America/Los_Angeles


Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
United States