Vajrakilaya Practice: Overcoming Obstacles with Wrathful Compassion

Price per person: $79

About the Course

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 recorded talks by Eve Rosenthal and guided Vajrakilaya practice.

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.

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. 

Prerequisite: Shambhala Vajrayana student

About the Teacher

Eve Rosenthal has been a senior teacher in Shambhala for many years, leading programs for the public as well as advanced practitioners. Her inspiration for offering this course is her strong connection to the Vajrakilaya lineage and practice. Founder of Shambhala Online, Eve has worked in the technology sector on Wall Street and as a university professor. She resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Registration Options

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