Demo Rinpoche: 2023 Summer Retreat

Demo Rinpoche will explore the topic of Buddha Nature, or the seed of buddhahood. Great masters such as Maitreya and Asanga taught about Buddha Nature. There are also many examples of Buddha Nature in well-known teachings, including the Uttaratantra (Sublime Continuum) and The Ornament of Mahayana Sutras. Some great masters understood Buddha Nature as a seed to be nurtured and some believed Buddha Nature as being fully developed within the individual. Exploring Buddha Nature deepens our understanding of enlightenment and widens the view of Buddha’s Dharma.

Topics include:

  • Interdependence
  • The Nature of Mind
  • Free Will and the Unliberated Mind
  • The Three Minds of Liberation: Hearers, Solitary Realizers and Bodhisattvas
  • Negative Emotions and Their Antidotes

This year, as in the past, a tent will be provided for the teachings and gatherings as weather permits.

This Summer Retreat will conclude with a White Tara Longevity Initiation and a party celebrating Jewel Heart’s 35th Anniversary.

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Schedule for Monday – Saturday (all times ET):
8:30am – 9:30am White Tara Guided Meditation
10:00am – 12:00pm Morning Teachings
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm Discussion Groups
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 6:30pm Evening Teachings

Schedule for Sunday – Open to the Public (all times ET):
10:00am – TBD White Tara Longevity Initiation
12:00pm – TBD 35th Anniversary Celebration