Lama Lena on Dzogchen January 20 to 24, 2018

Lama Lena will be teaching awakening through our feelings or emotions, the spontaneous perfection of appearances (lhundrup) for three days at Xo Ki’in retreat center in the UNESCO Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Quintana Roo, Mexico.  She will also give a public talk in Playa del Carmen or Cancun: topic and venue to be arranged.

Xo Ki’in ocean sunrise

This is a wonderful opportunity to be in an intimate Caribbean beach setting to receive teachings on Dzogchen from Lama Lena in an unbroken lineage

Xo Ki’in is an off the grid center that depends on the four elements to function.  Powered by solar energy, rain water, composting toilets it is sustainable living in a tropical paradise.

“According to Lama Yeshe Kaytub (Lama Lena) the essence of Buddhism is to draw ones attention inward to see their own inherent perfection. She uses the Dzogchen method to actualize this perfection, which is “outside of time, not born, not dying”. Because the “true nature of the mind”, cannot be described in words, watch Lama Lena explain what it is not!” Kevin Mullin

The retreat will be fairly flexible and allow people time for practice and questions about their individual practices.

Lama Lena (Yeshe Kaytup)

Lama Lena Yeshe KaytupBeginning in 1972, Lama Lena spent three years studying with Lama Thubten Yeshe at his monastery in Nepal and seven years in retreat and practice in a small cave above TsoPema under the tutelage of her root teacher, Ven.Wangdor Rimpoche. For the past 25 years she has traveled extensive ly with Wangdor Rimpoche as his translator and assistant. Lama Lena has also studied Chinese medicine and had a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2005 she returned to Tso Pema to assist Wangdor Rimpoche. She currently lives primarily in the West. When she is not traveling, teaching or translating, she works providing medical assistance to the Tibetan refugee community as well as the local Indian villagers and mountain tribes people. At the request of H.E., Zigar Choktrul Rimpoche and Ven.Wangdor Rinpoche – as well as many Western and Tibetan dharma students – she has been traveling and teaching from the lineages she holds.

To register and pay for the retreat click on the button below.  The fee includes accommodations and all meals while at the retreat center and a boat tour in the biosphere (weather permitting). For further information: Work bursaries are available for those on a limited budget.

$420.00 plus Dana (voluntary donation to the teacher)

Retreat with Lama Lena