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Vajra Yogini Retreat

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Dates and registration

The practice of Vajra Yogini is part of the Unsurpassable Yoga (Anuyoga) class, a higher tantra that requires a full initiation of this particular tantra class. Its practitioner must observe the bodhisattva vows and samayas corresponding to this class of tantras.

The 11 progressive yogas that characterize this practice of the Mother Tantras are intended to be beneficial in helping us transform ordinary perceptions, especially those influenced by desire, and in bringing us closer to the pure form of this deity in action and meditation.

The steps of the common path – in particular the aspiration to attain the enlightenment of a Buddha in order to be perfectly beneficial to beings and the right view of emptiness – remain indispensable foundations to receive the full effects of tantric practices.

Guide for retreat

Anila Thubten Lhamo is a nun who took refuge with Lama Yeshe in 1979 in Kopan and was ordained by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2019.

She studied PEBA from 2003 to 2010 at the Institute, then went on numerous retreats.

She contributed to the creation of Education Universelle France by setting up workshops on ’16 guidelines’.

Paula Chichester is highly regarded for the freshness of her teaching, the fruit of 40 years of practice and experience in Tibetan Buddhist meditation, healing, yoga and Qi Gong.

Her ability to communicate the essence of these disciplines is inspired by her principal masters, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. After many years of meditation retreats, she now enthusiastically promotes a global culture based on balance, compassion, wisdom and joy.

Conditions for retreat

  • To have received the initiation of Vajra Yogini
  • Commit to the entire retreat and attend all sessions