Following the conclusion of the Lam Dre teachings, students may choose to remain for an additional week to receive practical instructions on how to perform the Hevajra retreat. Those wishing to undertake the Hevajra retreat at Tsechen Kunchab Ling must receive permission from His Holiness the Sakya Trizin concerning whether or not they are ready to undertake this major spiritual commitment.
The Hevajra retreat will begin on July 11, 2018. It will be a traditional closed, solitary retreat. More information on how this is to be done, how meditation sessions are to be structured, and other advice will be given during the retreat training. However, you should know that once you are ritually sealed into your retreat room, you will be alone with no outside communication, phone, or electronic devices, for the duration of the many months of the retreat. You will see only a few people whom you designate in advance, mainly your retreat guide and retreat assistant, who will visit on a regular schedule. Supplies and food will be delivered to each retreatant and each will do their own cooking in their own kitchen.
Although all will begin together, the duration of the retreat will be different for each retreatant, as each person will continue their retreat until they accomplish recitation of the requisite number of mantras. This will occur at each participant’s own pace, usually it requiring 7 and a half to 9 months. After everyone has completed their retreat, Tsechen Kunchab Ling will organize a group fire puja.
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