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The Blissful Path of Buddha Heruka

January 26 - January 28



Generation Stage Practice of Heruka Body Mandala

Based on Venerable Geshe-la’s wonderful commentaries Essence of Vajrayanawe will be leading a two day retreat based on the brief Heruka Body Mandala practice The Yoga of Buddha Heruka. In these two days the emphasis will be on Definitive Guru Yoga and Generation Stage practice in which we will explore how in dependence upon correct imagination we can self-generate as Buddha Heruka and then train in the meditations of clear appearance and divine pride.

Using the practice of The Yoga of Buddha Heruka will give us plenty of time to meditate. The emphasis will be how we can engage in these powerful and profound practices with lightness, flexibility and deep enjoyment, and how we can continue to train in the experiences of bliss and emptiness during the meditation break.

We will also deeply explore the essence of Kadampa Buddhism, the union of Sutra and Tantra, seeing how all our lam rim practices of renunciation, love, compassion etc. naturally find expression within our tantric self-generation.

This retreat is perfect for those who have recently received an HYT empowerment, those who wish to revive their HYT practice, and those who wish to deepen their HYT familiarity with the most profound practice of Heruka Body Mandala.

Session 1:  8:00 – 9:30am (Explanation of Training in Definitive Guru Yoga with guided meditation)
Session 2:  10:30 – 11:45am (Further Explanation of Training in Definitive Guru Yoga with guided meditation)
Session 3:  4:00 – 5:15pm (Explanation of Bringing Death into the Path of the Truth Body with guided meditation)
Session 4:  7:00 – 8:15pm (unguided meditation, not streamed)

Session 5:  8:00 – 9:30am (Explanation of Heruka Body Mandala with guided meditation)
General Program Class
Session 6:  3:00 – 4:15pm (Explanation of Training in Clear Appearance with guided meditation)
Session 7:  5:00 – 6:15pm (Explanation of Training in Divine Pride with guided meditation)



  • $12 per session ($6 for members)
  • $50 for full retreat ($25 for members)
  • $30 for Saturday or Sunday ($15 for members)

Pay for any or all sessions at the Centre or by e-transfer followed up by an email with the session(s) paid for.


January 26
January 28
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Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
2120 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R7 Canada
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