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Dark Retreat Workshops
Dark Retreat Workshops

Fri, Jul 07


New York

Dark Retreat Workshops

with Lama Justin Von Bujdoss at the Rubin Museum of Art

Time & Location

Jul 07, 2023, 6:00 PM EDT – Jul 08, 2023, 8:00 PM EDT

New York, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

About the event

Using the absence of light over stretches of time is a practice found in virtually all the great spiritual traditions. It is an advanced technique in Tibetan Dzogchen practice to help the practitioner shed the external distractions, recognize internal distractions, and ultimately come to clarity and balance. This introductory workshop, led by dharma teacher and chaplain for Hart Island Justin von Bujdoss, contextualizes the practice, and aims to help workshop attendees anticipate what may or may not arise in a dark retreat setting. There will be a period of up to 20 minutes of complete darkness during the session.

Prior to the workshop, Justin von Bujdoss will lead a 5:15 PM tour of the Lukhang Murals located on the 2nd floor. The murals depict practitioners preparing to enter into dark retreats, a visual guide for participants to more fully understand this undertaking.

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