Thu, May 04|
Vajra Vidya Retreat Center
Ani Lodro & Jennifer Tyler Collaborative 5-Day “Joy in the Doorway of WESAK” Retreat
Time & Location
May 04, 2023, 4:00 PM MDT – May 08, 2023, 4:05 PM MDT
Vajra Vidya Retreat Center, 3203 Camino Baca Grande, Crestone, CO 81131, USA
About The Event
This retreat will focus on the blessings of the WESAK doorway to guide us into our next
steps of awakening, unique for each of us. My wish is that we come together with the
aspiration to arise deeper bodhicitta (compassion) for ourselves and all sentient beings.
Can we join together in an aspiration to discover higher states of Divine Joy and Love we
may not have imagined are possible, states that give us a new understanding of what
Love is? Bowed in gratitude, I ask all those that serve the Buddha Nature, God, the One -
to guide us into our Sacred Hearts for this special retreat.
The WESAK Festival takes place in the Himalayas every Full Moon in Taurus, when the
Buddha, the Fully Enlightened One, returns to humanity as the focus of a sacred
ceremony dedicated to meditation and prayer. In a sacred hidden valley in the Himalayan
Mountains great Masters of Wisdom, Initiates, and advanced Disciples from around the
world gather. At the exact time of WESAK, the Buddha is seen descending from the sky
and with his hand raised in blessings of enlightenment and radiating energy upon the
world, joining with the Christ and the Saints of all faiths and traditions at this time.
Wesak Day is celebrated on the Full Moon, Friday, May 5th , 2023.
Two sessions per day with Jennifer Tyler and Ani Lodro will include satsang, guided
meditation, silent sitting and Q&A. We are very happy to have Jennifer Tyler co-lead this retreat with Ani Lodro.
Jennifer Tyler shares about her work and retreats:
Jennifer's beloved teacher, Sharon Landrith (a teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti), has
confirmed her as a teacher in the lineage. She is moved to be a guide in the remembering
and inhabiting of the essential nature, uncaused Love. Jennifer's joy is to be of service in
sacred togetherness and communion . Lending Presence and whole-heartedness to one's
unfolding evolutionary/involutionary journey through: private meetings for spiritual-
inquiry, group silent retreats, online discovery courses and evening gatherings.
I am moved towards an expression of togetherness and communion offering opportunities
to gather in Love and spiritual inquiry.
I am so grateful to be living life as a daughter, sister, mother, married partner,
grandmother, aunt, friend ....... Life is rich and full. Flower gardening, especially rose
tending, is a passion and a delight. I am so joyful when I am among the roses! My heart
is singing in the garden.
In our gathering together, we have the precious opportunity to answer the calling of our
hearts while setting aside and resting from the armor of knowingness, roles,
identifications and beliefs. Together we commit to deeply exploring into the unknown.
Beyond conceptualization, we remember our fundamental nature, our natural condition.
When we dedicate ourselves, as a group, to the turning inward of our attention, a sense
of belonging naturally arises. When we combine our shared willingness to recognize the
silent, vital, essential Lovingness that is the Ground/Source, there is the potential to
remember and live AS liberated, heart-felt Wholeness.
$680 Full Retreat – 5 Days, includes 4 nights lodging, meals, and all events
$480 Commuter Retreat - includes 5 days – all meals, and events, no lodging
$150 Zoom Retreat - includes all sessions and events except small groups
To register, or to inquire about scholarship funding options, please call Steven Jing at 650-796-5987.