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.
- 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.