Thursday Night – Vajra Sattva Wong Kur. 7:30pm – 8:30pm (please arrive at 7pm).
This wongkur is a special initiation bestowed on students to accelerate their spiritual progress. The Vajrasattva practice is said to be particularly powerful for purifying the impure energy of the mind and the negative actions of body and speech that arise from it. In all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the Vajrasattva practice is one of the preliminary practices.
Sometimes our Dharma practice doesn’t seem to bring good results. This is because our negative karma is creating obstacles. Doing this Vajrasattva practice can purify these negative mental imprints, thus removing the obstacles and suffering that result from our negative habits.
What is a Wong Kur? More info here: http://www.clearskycenter.org/images/stories/misc-pdfs/wongkur.pdf
Achariya Doug Duncan lives solely by the donation bowl. Participants are encouraged to practice Dana (generosity) to support the teaching. It is also customary to bring an offering of Dana to present to the Lama during the wongkur.