When


April 24 - 26, 2020

Friday 6:30-9:00pm

Sat & Sun 10am- 4:30pm (with lunch break)

Where

Dondrub Ling

2748 Adeline St. Suite D

Berkeley, CA 94703

Contact

Chandra Easton
Shunyata Yoga

shunyatayoga@gmail.com
 

 

Lujong:

Tibetan Yoga

&

White Tara Practice for Longevity

With

Khandro Kunsang Chözom

& Lopön Chandra Easton

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April 24, 25 & 26, 2020

Friday: 6:30-9:00pm

Sat & Sun: 10:00am-4:30pm

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Open to EVERYONE.

This workshop includes Lujong: Tibetan Yoga for Longevity as taught by the late Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche and Yum/Yab White Tara Practice for Longevity, a terma by the great Dudjom Rinpoche (Jigdral Yeshe Dorje). 


White Tara is a peaceful deity but she is also extremely powerful. Of all of the 21 different manifestations of Tara, White Tara is the one most closely associated with the compassionate nature of Chenrezig (Avalokitesvara). Her seven eyes symbolize her ability to see all the suffering in the world with this great compassion. Also known as Drölma Karpo in Tibetan, White Tara practice brings longevity, healing, and wisdom, and is a practice that is used to remove obstacles from one’s life, especially those that stand in the way of one’s spiritual progress. 


Khandro Kunsang will teach the yoga practice called Lujong Chime Palter, which means the “Gift of the Splendor of Immortality.” This accessible and gentle Tibetan yoga practice slows the aging process, lengthens the life of the body, increases physical comfort and flexibility, and stabilizes the mind.

No prerequisites for this course.

This retreat fulfills the Tara Mandala Magyu Path requirements.

The late Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche on the benefits of Lujong practice:

“Lujong is Tibetan Buddhist yoga. This lengthens the life of the body and stabilizes the mind. The physical benefits include a good constitution, a comfortable body, less sickness, and improved digestion. Also, the body’s essence will increase, and the body will maintain strength, healthy joints, easier movement (more flexibility), and clear eyes. Lujong will also slow the aging process and give a longer life. 


For the Dharma practitioner, it will benefit all stages of meditation. The Lujong practice has been taught now for several years. People from all directions of the world have expressed deep thanks for the benefits and blessings they have received from this practice, which makes me happy. It has always been my wish that Lujong will benefit the mind and body of whoever has interest in these teachings. Hearing that Lujong has benefited many of my students gives me more energy to continue teaching the Lujong Chime Palter (Gift of the Splendor of Immortality) practice to all students who sincerely interested.”

You can learn more about Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche here.

We offer this course on a sliding-scale model. We encourage everyone to give according to their means.

Sliding scale:

$190-390

Teacher Biographies:

 

Khandro Kunsang Chozom


Khandro Kunsang Chozom was born into a family of practitioners in a region north of Lhasa, Tibet known as Nak Chuka in a place called Uthok in 1951. Her father was the tantric adept Choying Rangdrol Rinpoche, also known as Uthok Tsamchung Rinpoche, a lineage holder of the Dzogchen tradition of the Longchen Nyingthig. Her mother was Jetsunma Konchok Choje Sangmo, a respected practitioner who accomplished the two stages of generation and completion. Both were from ngakpa families extending back for generations.


Her root guru was Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, from whom she received ngondro, direct introduction (ngo sprod), and extensive Dzogchen teachings in Nepal and Taiwan and put them into practice. 


Teachings and empowerments received from other important gurus were: 

  • Uthok Tsamchung Rinpoche: Longchen Nyingthig ngondro
  • Lama Kunsang Dorje (later of Switzerland): How to read uchen 1959
  • Neten Choling Pema Gyurme: Longchen Dzo Dun lung  
  • Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche: Kunsang Lama’i Shelung 1976
  • Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje: the complete Dudjom Tersar empowerments 1977
  • Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: the complete Rinchen Terdzod empowerments 1978
  • Dodrupchen Rinpoche: Rinchen Terdzod lung 1978
  • Lama Kunsang Dorje Rinpoche: the Kham Sum Yangdrol and Karma Lingpa’s Vajra Guru teachings 1994
  • Kyabje Penor Rinpoche: The Nyingthig Yabzhi  in the early 2000’s
  • Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: Dudjom Tersar empowerments 2008
  • Dudjom Yangsi Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche: the complete Dudjom Tersar empowerments 2018
  • Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche: Countless Vajrayana teachings as they traveled together around the world, including Tsa Lung, Dzogchen, and his own Lujong practice.

She met Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche in 1966 in the refugee encampment of Dudjom Rinpoche’s disciples in Orissa, India. They were married and were spiritual companions from then until his passing in 2018; practicing together, making dharma art, serving the Dharma, and helping students internationally. They have four children.


Khandro has been deeply devoted to the dharma, her lamas, and daily practice for her whole life. Her primary practices have been ngondro, Tara, Guru Rinpoche and Dzogchen. She is an example of a practitioner who thoroughly merged her mind with the dharma while joyfully fulfilling her responsibilities as the life partner and consort of one of her gurus and as a mother. 


 

Lopön Chandra Easton

 


When Lopön Chandra Easton met H.H. the 16th Karmapa at the age of five, her interest in the Buddha dharma began. She progressively entered the stages of Vajrayana dharma and received teachings, transmissions, and empowerments from teachers such as H.H.14th Dalai Lama, Kusum Lingpa and his son, Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, Khenpo Wangchuk Sönam, Gyatrul Rinpoche, Tulku Sang-gnag Rinpoche, B. Alan Wallace, Lama Tsultrim Allione, and many others. She completed the Longchen Nyingtig Ngöndro and diligently entered the main practice of Dzogchen. From Lama Pema Dorje she also received Tibetan Tsalung teachings. Under the guidance of Gyatrul Rinpoche she translated Dzogchen texts with B. Alan Wallace which were published in 2012 under the title of Sublime Dharma: A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection. She teaches Shadow Yoga and Buddhist meditation and philosophy nationally and internationally. She is currently the assistant spiritual director and lead authorized teacher for Lama Tsultrim at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, Colorado. She lives in Berkeley, CA, with her husband and children. Visit www.shunyatayoga.com to learn more.