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Date & Time Details: Saturday, January 16th, 2021 - Sunday, January 17th, 2021 from 10am - 4pm Pacific Time

Location: Online

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Phowa: Transferring Consciousness into the Enlightened State Online Retreat

With Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

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Phowa: Transferring Consciousness into the Enlightened State Online Retreat

Two-Day Retreat | Saturday, January 16th, 2021 – Sunday, January 17th, 2021
Online from 10:00am – 4:00pm Pacific Time

In order to live comfortably and enjoy life, you need to feel comfort with the inevitability of death. Phowa, the meditation practice for transferring consciousness to the enlightened state at the time of death, is the key to living joyfully and dying fearlessly.

In this Online Two-Day Phowa Meditation Retreat, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will teach on these practices for transferring consciousness to the enlightened state at the time of death and will provide guidance in this meditation practice based on a practice manual from the Longchen Nyingtik tradition that Rinpoche has translated into English.

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche has held an Annual Phowa Practice program for many years as a way to help students to refresh their practice. This year, Rinpoche has decided to expand the program into a two-day Online Phowa Retreat open both to those familiar with the practice as well as new to it.

If you are free from fear, concern, and worry about death, you enjoy life more. Phowa meditation allows us to have a beautiful journey at the time of death and to live life joyfully and free from worry about death. In this way, Phowa helps us both at the time of death and during our lives. This has been the experience of many past meditation practitioners.

This retreat is open to anyone interested in meditation practices that include visualization and mantra recitation. The practices and teachings of this retreat will particularly resonate with those who have practiced Phowa or Ngondro, such as the Ngondro practices covered in Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche’s recent series of teachings on Ngondro.

The Phowa Retreat will be held Online from January 16th – 17th and will include live streamed video and access to on-demand audio and video recordings.

The PDF of the practice text will be provided to all participants prior to the start of the retreat. We will send more information on the practice text when it becomes available.

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Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a meditation master and teacher residing in the San Francisco bay area of California. Rinpoche began his studies in Tibet with the great Jigmed Phuntsok Rinpoche, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century. More…
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