Tibetan Mantra Healing (Level One) Retreat Livestream | March 1 - 5
With Drukmo Gyal
Five Day Retreat with Drukmo Gyal
Livestreamed form Pure Land Farms
March 1 - March 5, 2023
Wednesday March 1st - Saturday March 4
9am - 12pm: Morning Session
3 - 6pm: Afternoon Session
Sunday March 5
9am - 12pm: Concluding Session
All times are in PST/ Los Angeles Time Zone
Online registration includes fourteen livestreamed sessions (40+ hours) plus six month access to video recordings (not downloadable) of all live sessions, and additional (downloadable) audio and text resources to support you in your continued study and practice)
About the Retreat
Tibetan mantra healing has traditionally served as an important, supplementary branch of Sowa Rigpa (Traditional Tibetan medicine), complementing other forms of medical treatment. Tibetan healers and yogis have, for centuries, used mantra therapy to assist patients in rebalancing their bodies, minds and emotions to restore health and to boost immunity against potential future disease.
In this five day practice-focused retreat, livestreamed from Pure Land Farms, Drukmo Gyal will introduce the theory Tibetan Mantra healing ༼སྔགས་བཅོས་རིག་པ། ngakchö rigpa), an ancient spiritual practice in which special sounds and words in Sanskrit and Tibetan are used to facilitate physical, energetic and mental transformation. Through the recitation, visualization and inscribing of mantra syllables, practitioners focus their concentration and relax their minds and bodies, entraining their voice, breath, and awareness to create subtle yet profound shifts in being. The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘mantra’ is ‘mind [man] protection [tra]’ and as such, mantra healing can be thought of as an ancient form of psychotherapy, used to protect the mind from different types of suffering and to assist in the cultivation of mental clarity, stability and spiritual insight.
We will learn how mantras are used for healing in both the Tibetan yogic and medical traditions and receive the transmission and explanation of the uses of a comprehensive ‘Mantra Pharmacy’ which has been practiced for centuries by Tibetan yogis and physicians to address various health concerns. Students will learn about the forms of spiritual cultivation needed to make the mantras effective and the different ways they can can be used for self-healing. We will accumulate mantras as a group to empower substances like water, oil, and salt which can be used oneself and shared with others.
Teachings sessions will include a combination of theoretical instruction with group chanting and mantra accumulations, meditation and movement, leaving one feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and empowered to bring more healing into one’s daily life.
No prior background in Tibetan medicine is required to attend this course.
This retreat is being livestreamed from Pure Land Farms in Topanga, California. If you would like to join the retreat in person, please click the link below for more information and to sign up:
Navigating this Course Platform (PDF)
Navigating this Course Platform (Video)
Understanding & Consent: Live Webinar Courses
Course Texts & Resources
Salt Compress Instructions
Session One: Wednesday March 1 (Morning)
Session Two: Wednesday March 1 (Afternoon)
Session Three: March 2 (Morning)
Session Four: Thursday March 2 (Afternoon)
Evening Practice: Thursday March 2
Session Five: Friday March 3 (Morning)
Session Six: Friday March 3 (Afternoon)
Evening Practice: Friday March 3
Session Seven: Saturday March 4 (Morning)
Session Eight: Saturday March 4 (Afternoon)
Evening Practice: Saturday March 4th
Session Nine: Sunday March 5 (Conclusion)