Vajrakilaya Practice: Overcoming Obstacles with Wrathful Compassion

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Teacher : Acharya Eve Rosenthal
Price per person: $49
Patron Price: $99
Price for Centers: $199
Price for Groups: $149


At the end of the year and in times of difficulty, Vajrakilaya practice connects us with wrathful compassion in order to overcome obstacles and döns. Join us for talks and guided Vajrakilaya practice with Acharya Eve Rosenthal.

The wrathful heruka Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas and whose practice is famous for being the most powerful for removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age. Vajrakilaya is the wrathful form of the Buddha Vajrasattva. His distinctive iconographic trait is that he holds the dagger called a phurba.

Topics will include:

  • Setting the motivation for practice
  • The lineage and origin story of Vajrakilaya
  • Compassion and wrathful practice
  • The four kilas
  • The relationship between Vajrakilaya and Ashe
  • How this practice works with obstacles
  • Guided practice of Vajrakilaya – the short practice by Mipham Rinpoche (1846–1912) that is done along with the Mamo chants. No lung is required. The text will be available within the course.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Vajrayana student


About Our Courses

The Shambhala Online Advanced Studies courses are designed to support Vajrayana practitioners as they develop their practice and deepen their understanding between major programs. 

How Much Time Does it Take?

This course features video recordings and guided practice sessions. The course is self-paced; you can view the recordings at any time, as often as you like. 

Registration Options

Regular Amount. The regular course rate is $49 per person.

Patron. The Patron rate of $99 supports our efforts to extend generosity support to those in need.

Centers: $199. Groups: $149. (Please use your Center or Group account to register.)

Generosity Policy. We want to make the teachings available to all and will work with you to ensure your participation. Click on the Request a Discount link before you register, to receive a discount code to use at checkout. For a further discount, write to [email protected].

Click here for our Refund Policy.

Please log in to check your authorization