April 26, 2014
1pm to 5pm
One Must Rise by that By Which One Falls
The primary ritual tool of Tantric Buddhism is going under review. From the ancient battlefields of Asia to the highest Tantric
ritual of the Vajrayana, Mitch will engage the history, culture, and uses of this ritual tool. Used by shamans throughout
the Asian continent, the Vajra is utilized in shamanic healing rituals. Mitch personally first encountered the 'diamond sceptre'
while living in Nepal in the early 70's in his studies with the Jankhri shaman Kum-al-Ra, and again while living at Tangboche,
the Nyingma monastery near Mt. Everest. Mitch will share his personal insights of working with the Vajra for nearly 40 years,
as well as taking students into the world of the highest Buddhist tantric ritual. Prepare to go where most westerners have
never gone with this instrument.
The Vajra embodies the thunderbolt in all activities, it's nature is indestructible and immutable. It adorns practically
every ritual piece of Buddhism. As the adamantine sceptre of peaceful divinities and the indestructible weapon of wrathful
deities, the Vajra symbolizes the male principle of skillful means. Also known as Dorje in Tibetan, it implies that it can
never be broken or cut. It's time to get down to business!
1pm to 5pm
This segment of the Vajra Master Class will conclude any unfinished business from part one, and then present an examination
of the highest Tantra of the Diamond Path. Part one of the Practicum is not required, but it is recommended that part one
be taken in order to experience the perfuming of the knowledge contained in this program presented by Mitch.
Subject matter and observations of the Vajra Family.....
' Thus have I heard, at one time Bhagavan dwelt in the wombs of the Vajra Lady which were the Body, Speech, and Mind of
all the Buddhas.....'
' If one does not know that the Ritual of the One with Knowledge of the Void surpasses all rituals, and if one longs for
and desires objects, one revolves from world to world.....'
Comment from the Instructor: " This short 2 day Master Class will cover practically everything about this Tantric ritual
piece, including the highest of all the Tantras- the Hevajra. I will be bringing a large portion of my personal Vajra collection
to use as teaching aides. I have not taught this program in 4 years, and like my earlier program on the Phurba, the esoteric
nature of these types of pieces, ONLY needs to be taught occasionally, to students that have a fire in the heart. You can't
learn this piece from a book, or some self appointed teacher who has channeled this instrument. The very nature of the 'Lord
of Stones', prevents this type of dribble. I will be showing various techniques of it's use, both traditional and non traditional
in nature, including how to use the ritual piece for scanning, clearing energy, and more."
Mitch has been a student of the Vajrayana or Path of the Lightning Bolt for nearly 4 decades, his Tibetan name is Men-ghak
Rinchen, given to him by his Root Teacher, which means 'precious esoteric wisdom'.
Om Deva Picu Vajra Hum Hum Hum Phat Svaha