Three Years and Three Month Retreat (Losum Dasum)
Losum Dasum (three years and three months) is a traditional retreat of the Tibetan Buddhism, configured to train seriously engaged practitioners in the main practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage.
The three-year retreat was formally established in the 19th century by the great master Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. The structure of three years and three months derives from the teachings of the Kalachakra tantra, related to the time requested to turn the karmic energy into knowledge energy when one is engaged in meditation without distraction and has a correct view.
Participants of the three-year retreat read and recite traditional Tibetan texts, learning and practicing the same progressive meditative states taught during traditional three-year retreats in Tibet.
The structure of the retreat is based on the tradition established by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye and includes four meditation sessions over the day and group practices in the morning and in the afternoon.
The ambient of the retreat was designed to direct all the energies of the body, speech and mind in an easier way, to the transforming practices of Vajrayana.
The contents of the retreat are composed mostly of: Ngondro, Mahamudra, one of the following Guru Yogas: Marpa, Milarepa or Gampopa, Vajrayogini, the Six Yogas of Naropa, Chakrasamvara, Amitabha and Gyalwa Gyamtso.
Lama Tartchin is firmly determined to make this format available in Brazil and has been gathering the first male and female group of practitioners, to be started in the Autumn of 2020.
We will soon give further information on the subject.
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