Primary practices at Samden Ling are  through the Longchen Nyingthig of Tibetan Buddhism including Mindful Awareness, Compassion, Reflective Contemplation, Invocation of Blessings from the lineage of meditation masters Longchen Rabjam and Jigme Lingpa as taught by Adzom Rinpoche. The meditative techniques include silent sitting practice, visualization, mantra as well as asking and receiving blessings through the lineage.
All are welcome to join in meditation practices guided by Resident Teacher, Jacqueline Mandell

Becoming Tara @ Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel - The Garden Room
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

Becoming Tara

We practice Tārā to become her. We will immerse ourselves in the blessings and vision of Tārā to find that Tārā’s pure land is right with us in Portland. We sing and imagine in chantable English and Tibetan the poetic simplicity of Adzom Drurkpa’s Tārā practice, from his famous Secret Luminous Vajra Treasury.

We call this retreat a Drub-Lam, a path (lam) of accomplishment and becoming (Drub),  because we will emphasize practice and deep reflection on our own experience in the process of becoming Tara ourselves.  We become her  by meeting her in ourselves, by developing her qualities of trust, ease, and swift compassion, and reflecting on what supports and what obstructs these qualities.

All are welcome and can benefit, whether newcomer or long time practitioner.

Anne C. KleinThis retreat will be led by Anne Carolyn Klein /Rigzin Drolma, who is Professor of Religion at Rice University, co-founder of Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism and a Lama in the Ancient (Nyingma) Tibetan tradition. Her seven books include Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse: A Story of Transmission and Meeting the Great Bliss Queen and, most recently, her translation of Strand of Jewels: My Teachers’ Essential Guidance on Dzogchen by Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche. She was named a Lama/Dorje Lopon from Adzom Rinpoche in 2010