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The Practice of Naked Awareness – A Direct Approach to the Natural State

July 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am


In the later period of Indian Buddhism, a small group of masters developed what came to be known as the direct awareness teachings.  Their teachings were transmitted into Tibet beginning in the 9th century and were refined for over one thousand years in the Mahamudra and Dzogchen lineages.  These are direct teachings because the practices associated with them do no rely on elaborate rituals or complex meditations.

One of the most prominent features of this practice is that everything in our experience without exception can be used on the spiritual path.  While these are very ancient teachings, they are relevant today because they are based on how we fundamentally experience the world.  As such, they have great power to refine and transform our experience of life.

The teachings and practices for this retreat are based on a short text by the Indian master Padmasambhava, who transmitted many of the direct awareness teachings to Tibet.  We will give several approaches to meditation practice which will be introduced through guided practice sessions and further refined for each person during individual meditation interviews.

The cost of the retreat is $1,450 which includes single room accommodations, all meals, teachings and interviews.  If you wish to participate, please send a $100 deposit to Dan Jorgensen, 13118 Thistledown Court, Auburn, CA 95603.  The balance is due by June 1st. If you have a financial hardship, please let us know.

If you have not participated in a previous retreat with us, we ask that you fill out a short retreat application.  The reason for this is to make sure this retreat is suitable for you.  If you have any questions about the retreat or need an application, please respond to either of us by email.  Our email addresses are on our website: www.clearmountainwisdom.org.


July 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
July 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am


Mercy Center Auburn
535 Sacramento St
Auburn, CA 95603 United States
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