Guru Yoga World Wide Transmission by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Adzom Drukpa

Next World Wide Transmissions of Guru Yoga by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is the Anniversary of Adzom Drugpa. It will begin on November 13, 2017 at 4 AM (for Berkeley & San Francisco), but explanation will start at 3 AM (For new participants explanation is highly recommended).

The starting point for the practice of Dzogchen is to receive a ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher. ‘Direct Transmission’ is the means by which the teacher introduces us directly to the true nature of our mind: our primordial state. Ideally, it is best to receive the ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher in person by attending a retreat, but since this is not always possible, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu also gives ‘Direct Transmission’ via the worldwide web on three occasions each year, corresponding to particular anniversaries in the Dzogchen calendar. This gives new practitioners the means to enter the path of Dzogchen and begin their practice.
There are three days each year when the practitioners of the international Dzogchen Community practice Guru Yoga together simultaneously and receive transmission from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. These days are the anniversaries of the main Masters of the Lineage of Dzogchen Teachings.
It is important to understand the meaning of transmission and how the practices work. An information and explanation evening is held with experienced practitioners to learn the practice so that one is able to participate in the transmission method that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is making available for those who are interested in the Dzogchen Teachings. When we are doing this practice together we are unifying in the same state, that famous state in Dzogchen teaching called the primordial state. That means teacher and students are all in that moment in the primordial state. In this way there is a possibility to transmit.
For transmission there is no distance, if you are far or near it doesn’t matter because knowledge of transmission is beyond time and distance. For this reason we can use this method.

If you wish to know more about this teaching before World-Wide Transmission we recommend reading this book of our precious Master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche:

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Yantra Yoga Open-Level Workshop Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 1st Session: 9:30am-12:00pm; 2nd Session: 2:30-5pm
Location: Dondrubling, 2748 Adeline Street, Suite D, Berkeley (above Crixa Cakes)

This is a Benefit for Dondrubling, home of the Dzogchen Community West Coast!
Cost: By Generous Donation. (Suggested Minimum: $50/day or $30/single session.) Full day recommended for newcomers to Yantra Yoga.

Discover Yantra Yoga: The Union of the Sun & Moon

Yantra Yoga is an ancient system of Tibetan yoga based on the text Trulkor Nyida Kajor, “The Union of the Sun and the Moon,” written in the 8th century by Master Vairocana. It was introduced in the West by the Tibetan Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Yantra Yoga offers a unique series of yoga movements combined with conscious breathing for optimal health, relaxation, and harmony.

Yantra Yoga’s preliminary practices are designed to harmonize and expand our breathing capacity, loosen our joints, optimize our energy channels, and reawaken our natural state of balance. This workshop will focus on the 8 Movements for Purifying the Prana, the 9 Breathings for Exhaling the Stale Air, and Rhythmic Breathing, to help coordinate our vital energy, expand our breathing capacity, and reawaken our natural state of balance. These are perfect take-home practices for physical and mental well-being in everyday life.

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About Jillian Patricia, Yantra Yoga Instructor

Jillian Patricia is a 1st Level Instructor of Yantra Yoga as taught by Tibetan Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, authentic lineage holder of Vairocana’s Trulkor Nyida Kajor. Jillian is also certified to teach Harmonious Breathing by Fabio Andrico, and Hatha Yoga by the USA Yoga Alliance (Vinyasa, Restorative and Yoga Therapy). She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001.

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