This teaching is a terma teaching of Changchub Dorje. The twenty-five thigles of the universe represent the dimension of the wisdom of Samantabhadra and of the way this wisdom manifests in all sentient beings. Like the Song of the Vajra, these mantras are very important for the practice and for integrating knowledge of our real condition. Therefore, practitioners of Dzogchen use them above all for contemplation and for realization. Each of the mantras has a specific function: first of all, for purifying negative karma, then for developing clarity, for enabling us to attain realization, for developing the capacity to integrate. (Chögyal Namkhai Norbu)
The explanations and practices will be based on the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu given in Merigar West 1995, Namgyalgar 1995, Tashigar Norte 2004, Barcelona 2005, Tashigar Norte 2010, and Tsegyalgar East 2015. This retreat is exclusively accessible for people who participated in at least one of this above mentioned retreats and who therefore have received the transmission of this teaching and the mantras.
The reatreat will be held online and, if the local circumstances will allow for it, in person in Merigar East. Registration, information regarding the suggested donation and the schedule for this retreat will be available in due time.
Featured image: 25 Spaces, painting by Giorgio Dallorto.
Oliver Leick is among the early students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, having discovered his precious teachings back in 1977. He has been authorized by Rinpoche as a Santi Maha Sangha Base Level and Yantra Yoga instructor and has been teaching for more than 40 years. In his responsibility as the vice-president of the Atiyoga Foundation he is also the coordination the International Shang Shung Institute.