Thadralling, Estonian Dzogchen Community is very happy to host a
Primordial Knowledge – SMS Base Retreat withJim Valby on 20 – 24 February 2015.
Friday, 20-Feb, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Public talk ” Sutra, Tantra, Dzogchen ” in Estonian National Libary, Tõnismägi 2
Teachings only for Dzogchen Community members – Saturday 21rd till Tuesday 24th February
Knowledge refers to oral, symbolic and direct modes of transmission, through which the primordial source manifests its wisdom-energies inside time corresponding to the specific circumstances of each sentient being. Everything is knowledge, without any limitations.
The essence of primordial knowledge is pure perfect presence – unceasing empty luminous wisdom-energy manifestations. ‘Enlightenment’ is just a word without any meaning. Enlightenment does not really exist. It is total fantasy to search for enlightenment. Pure perfect presence already pervades everything as self-perfected primordial enlightenment.
We will study & practice the essence of sutra, tantra, and dzogchen. We will learn some of the following theoretical topics so that we can correctly apply various guruyoga practices, such as kumbhaka, anuyoga, semdzins, and rushens.
Possible theoretical topics:
Three Aspects of Dzogchen Transmission
Four Aspects for Understanding Primordial Knowledge
Five Marvelous Aspects of Primordial Knowledge
Five Principles of Primordial Knowledge
Five Necessary Capacities for Primordial Knowledge
Six Unlimited Aspects of Primordial Knowledge
Ten Ways to Obstruct Primordial Knowledge
Sixteen Methods of Direct Introduction
Saturday, 21-Feb, 10am to 1pm, 5pm to 8pm
Sunday, 22-Feb, 10am to 1pm, 5pm to 8pm
Monday, 23-Feb, 5pm to 8pm
Tuesday, 24-Feb, 10am to 1 pm, 5pm to 8p
If some SMS Level One practitioners are interested then SMS Level One practice session will be on Monday, 23-Feb, 10am to 1pm .
21 – 24 February 75 Euro / reduced members 55 Euro before 15 January – after that 85 Euro / 65 Euro ( reduced members )
w w w . w h i t e- v i l l a . com
Dr. Jim Valby has been a student of Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu since 1982. He earned his doctorate in Far Eastern Studies under Herbert Guenther at the University of Saskatchewan in 1983, focusing on the texts of Shrisingha and Vimalamitra. He participates in Dzogchen Community projects helping to prepare English translations from Tibetan texts. He has taught the essence of the theory and practice of Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen in more than 197 retreats at 77 locations in 28 countries. He is an authorized instructor for the Base, First and Second Levels of SantiMaha Sangha (SMS). He lives in Western Massachusetts, USA.