The Sacred World of Kyerim
with Christie Cashman
December 26 / 12:00 AM - January 1 / 12:00 AM
In 2010, after the Sacred World Assembly, the Sakyong wrote an extraordinarily beautiful text on vajrayana kyerim (generation stage practices). Its purpose is to help students master the ability to draw the dralas into their personal lives and into a societal context. The Sakyong has requested that Acharya Christie Cashman formally teach this text to his Scorpion Seal students as well as to Werma practitioners who have attended a Rigden Abhisheka.
As so many of us have discovered, generation stage practices are at the heart of the vajrayana path, and yet they can be challenging and, at times, even disheartening. The text addresses these challenges by laying out a step by step progression from the magnetizing dualistic world of perception into the mind's natural capacity to imagine, and finally into the sacred world of pure vision.
The program will include a lung for the kyerim text, intensive Werma practice, daily talks and personal interviews. Programs at residential centers will include evening classes for each year of Scorpion Seal practice.
Participants are requested to attend the program in its entirety, if at all possible. The lung will take place on the first morning, and all talks and discussions will take place at 4:00 pm each day. The program counts toward the Werma program requirements.
This program counts towards 5 days of required group practice.
New Year's Eve festivities:
The New Years Eve Soirée at Karme Choling begins at 7pm with hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Participants, KCL staff and local community members can choose to relax in our living room, join the more festive environment in our dining room or dance in the Main Shrine Room. Dancing will begin at 9pm after a Karme Choling Year End Fundraiser. We will welcome the New Year with mediation and contemplation in the Main Shrine Room.