5 Day LOSAR 2018 Program:
Konchog Chidu Sadhana                  and 
Khenpo Gangshar Teachings

  February 12-16, 2018 (see description below) and the Event Registration Form on Dropdown Menu: https://vajravidya.com/special-events-2/

  In response to many requests for review and   illumination, Khenpo Lobzang has kindly agreed to   offer, in addition to Konchog Chidu, .
  clarification and teaching on Khenpo Gangshar’s   “Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet” to   enhance  our ablity to rest in the nature of mind,   PLUS lead the Konchog Chidu Sadhana. He has   practiced the  Konchog Chidu every day continuously   for over 30 years.

  These practices are an especially potent                     combination  to remain personally centered while         influencing the global mental atmosphere and               elemental forces needing balance at this time.  

The teaching on the Exceptional Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar called “Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet” was presented in 1957 to Thrangu Rinpoche, Trungpa Rinpoche and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Thrangu Monastery in Tibet.

“In this modern society when everyone has to work and every individual has their own particular difficulties, the most outstanding and extraordinary oral instructions are those of Mahamudra. In particular for all of us who live in the West, these extraordinary oral instructions have great benefit, are extremely easy to practice, and make it easy to attain the ultimate result.”

— Thrangu Rinpoche
Thrangu Rinpoche has said these were the most important teachings he has received in his lifetime. These essential Mahamudra/Dzogchen pith instructions illuminate the path of naturally releasing suffering, cognitive distortion and emotional affliction through resting in primordial purity and presence: clear, open, loving, spontaneous dynamic presence. Invite yourself home.


Stop all physical activity and sit naturally at ease. Remain silent and let sound be like an echo. Do not think about anything look at experience beyond thought; open minded like space. Let go of control and stop and rest at ease in that state. Awareness without projection is the greatest meditation. Train and develop like this and you will come to the deepest awakening.
Let go of what has passed. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don’t try to figure anything out. Don’t try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest.—TILOPA























  Konchog Chidu:The Practice of the Essence of All the Buddhas
  Khenpo Lobzang has enthusiastically offered to lead this activity once again. This sadhana has the essence of all the Buddhas, and so removes obstructions to practice and cultivates the four activities of :

  • Pacifying conflict, illness and famine
  • Increasing happiness for all beings, prosperity and gratitude, longevity (removing death) and merit
  • Magnetizing and imbuing the three realms with the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas
  • Subjugating hostile forces

Of course the communal practice directly benefits the local environment while the blessing waves radiate to all communities in the global atmosphere !!

NOTE: The Konchog Chidu is being dedicated to the long life of:  HH Dalai Lama, the Gyalwa Karmapa, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, plus all gurus, sentient beings and practitioners who bring harmony to this world.

Please join us in the spiritually charged temple at VVRC to generate bliss, positive circumstances for enlightenment and invoke the blessings of Guru Rinpoche and the Great Protector Mahakala.

The last session of each day we will do Mahakala Practice for removing obscurations for the coming year.
LOSAR: Friday February 16th
On Losar Venerable Khenpo Lobzang will conduct an early morning ceremony in the VVRC Shrine Room and a mid-morning fire puja at the Karmapa Stupa with a gathering of the greater Crestone community.
See schedule below.

Please know you are welcome to join for any or all of this retreat. And for those who would like to participate but cannot join physically, a donation to the center can be made in your name and your generosity will materially include you in the multitude of blessings from the ceremony.
Cost: $175 for the full five day event

To Register:
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