The Heart of the Sun & Moon
Romance as Spiritual Practice
Weekend Course June 4 - June 6
Lama Shardröl Du-Nyam Wangmo
Aro gTér Lineage of the Nyingma School
Ngakma Shardröl is an ordained Lama and disciple of the Dzogchen Lamas Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen, who are the lineage-holders of the Aro gTér. She has worked with her teachers as the editor of their books (Wearing the Body of Visions, Spectrum of Ecstasy, and Roaring Silence) and at their request she has taught in the US, UK and Europe since 1996. Ngakma Shardröl, a native New Yorker, is known for her clarity and humor and her down-to-earth accessible style.
The Heart oft the Sun & Moon
In Sutra, romantic relationships are viewed as a distraction from practice, but the Vajrayana teachings of the Khandro-Pawo Nyida Mélong Gyud present a unique perspective on romantic relationship as spiritual practice. This puts to rest the commonly-held view that celibacy is spiritually superior to a natural life.
Unfortunately, romantic couples often constrain and condition each other, missing the tremendous potential their relationship holds for liberation. The profound teachings of the Nyida Mélong show how the openness and kindness of falling in love expresses the human side of the two wings of Buddhist practice: wisdom and compassion; emptiness and form.
The teachings of the Nyida Mélong show us the possibility of making our entire life experience into practice. We can learn how to stay in love forever. To experience the nondual passion of vajra romance is to enter the heart of the sun and moon.
Location: Aro – Gompa, co/ Jens Bittermann, Hohenfriedbergstr. 7, 10829 Berlin, Germany
Time: Friday, June 4, 7 pm -10 pm (20 €). Saturday, June 5, 10 am -6 pm (50 €)
Sunday, June 6 , 10 am -16 pm (40 €). Whole weekend: 100 €,
Information and booking: Jens Bittermann, Tel: 030/7813804, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.