Introducing Fierce Deity Yoga and Vajrakilaya

Date/Time
10/13/2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Introducing Fierce Deity Yoga and Vajrakilaya


Saturday, Oct. 13, 2:30 – 4:30 pm


The history and iconography of the fierce buddha Vajrakilaya extends far back into ancient Indian religions, and its practice as a fully enlightened and yet terrifying buddha became especially prevalent in Tibet. Renowned as supreme for overcoming obstacles in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Vajrakilaya is a special focus of the Nyingma or “Old School” in particular. In fact, some of the earliest surviving Tibetan manuscripts names Vajrakilaya as the primary yidam of Padmasambhava himself. In this public talk, Dan will give an overview of the history, iconography and practice of this renowned fierce deity, as well as its special relevance for the Nalandabodhi sangha.

Information: For more details please email Sasha Persits

Daniel-Hirshberg
Dan Hirshberg, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Mary Washington, where he serves as Director of the Contemplative Studies program and Associate Director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies. Intensively studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism over the past twenty years, he has travelled extensively throughout Buddhist Asia, translated several meditation liturgies, and received his doctorate from Harvard University in 2012. Focusing on cultural memory, historiography, and the narrative of Tibet’s conversion to Buddhism, his first book, Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age (Wisdom Publications, 2016), won Honorable Mention for the E. Gene Smith Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. He has been a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and a member of the Nitartha Translation Network since 2004.

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No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Fierce Deity Yoga and Vajrakilaya / Dan Hirshberg, PHD


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    Introducing Fierce Deity Yoga and Vajrakilaya

    Date/Time
    10/13/2018
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    SONY DSC

    Introducing Fierce Deity Yoga and Vajrakilaya


    Saturday, Oct. 13, 2:30 – 4:30 pm


    The history and iconography of the fierce buddha Vajrakilaya extends far back into ancient Indian religions, and its practice as a fully enlightened and yet terrifying buddha became especially prevalent in Tibet. Renowned as supreme for overcoming obstacles in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Vajrakilaya is a special focus of the Nyingma or “Old School” in particular. In fact, some of the earliest surviving Tibetan manuscripts names Vajrakilaya as the primary yidam of Padmasambhava himself. In this public talk, Dan will give an overview of the history, iconography and practice of this renowned fierce deity, as well as its special relevance for the Nalandabodhi sangha.

    Information: For more details please email Sasha Persits

    Daniel-Hirshberg
    Dan Hirshberg, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Mary Washington, where he serves as Director of the Contemplative Studies program and Associate Director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies. Intensively studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism over the past twenty years, he has travelled extensively throughout Buddhist Asia, translated several meditation liturgies, and received his doctorate from Harvard University in 2012. Focusing on cultural memory, historiography, and the narrative of Tibet’s conversion to Buddhism, his first book, Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age (Wisdom Publications, 2016), won Honorable Mention for the E. Gene Smith Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. He has been a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and a member of the Nitartha Translation Network since 2004.

    Suggested Donation: $30 members / $35 non-members
    No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    Fierce Deity Yoga and Vajrakilaya / Dan Hirshberg, PHD


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    Nalandabodhi New York

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