Drubpon Rachel & Giorgio Savigliano - Vajrayogini Retreat

Vajrayogini Retreat
with Drubpon Rachel and Giorgio Savigliano

October 13 – 28,2023

This will be an annual retreat to deepen the yidam practice of Vajrayogini. Vajrayogini is one of the main yidam deietes of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and is espeically important in the practices of the Six Yogas of Naropa. New students to this retreat must have an interview with the Drupon before being accepted for the retreat and there is a preparatory commitment of either attending the Vajrasattva retreat in January or accumulating 10 000 long Vajrasattva mantras prior to the retreat.

There will be the empowerment, instruction on the sadhana and teachings of special breathing techniques to incorportate into the sadhana. Giorgio will guide group yogic body practices and breath work with discussion. There will be group session of the sadhana and feast offerings together with Drupon Rachel and Giorgio.

Some of the sessions per day one will do alone in one's room to gain confidence in real solitary retreat practice. Private interviews and support will be available throughout the retreat with translation. There is an option for students to continue with a solitary retreat with guidance online for another 2 weeks.


October 13,2023:
until 17:00 Arrival

October 14,2023:
08:30 Breakfast
09:30 Empowerment
12:30 Lunch
15:30 Empowerment
18:30 Dinner

October 15,2023:
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 Teachings
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Breathing and/or relaxation with Q&A
16:00 Teachings
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Achi Practice and Smoke Offering

October 16 – 27,2023:
05:30 Body and Breath Awakening and group Sadhana
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 Solitary practice of Sadhana (times for private interviews as needed)
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Breathing and/or relaxation practice with Q&A
16:00 Teachings and Group practice with tsog
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Solitary Practice of Sadhana

October 28,2023:
Preparing Fire Puja
08:30 Breakfast
09:30 Fire Puja
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Fire Puja and Achi Smoke Offering


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