Transcendent Psychology: The Practice of Buddhist Tantra Made Simple; Florida / Zoom -Michael Gregory
March 15 - March 24
Transcendent Psychology: The Practice of Buddhist Tantra Made Simple
In contrast to the approaches of conventional religion, tantra does not attempt to soothe the turmoil of existence with consoling promises of salvation. The Tantric practitioner chooses to confront bewildering and chaotic forces of confusion, fear, aggression, desire, and pride and work with these forces in such a way that they are channeled into creative expression, loving relationships and wisely engaged forms of life.
By illuminating the richly symbolic language of tantra through the intermediate language of psychology, students will be made aware of the compelling link between a Western tradition that harkens back to the transformative traditions of our own past and the comparably ancient strategies of Buddhist tantric practices.
Keeping with the pragmatic and therapeutic aims of both psychotherapy and Buddhist meditation, practitioners will be asked to integrate the importance of applying these ideas to the concrete realities of day- to- day life.
This experiential retreat led by MMC’s Director, Michael Gregory, offers contemporary practitioners with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the nature and practice methods of tantric meditation.
Participants are requested to bring an image of a yidam currently used in their practice or to bring an image of a Buddha that is meaningful to them.
Retreat Course Prerequisites:
- This retreat is restricted to students with a serious meditation practice, with prior retreat experience and background in Emptiness, Mahamudra or Dzogchen practices.
- Attendees have completed the online PMAI Archetype test and have an understanding of the Archetypes represented. Bring a copy of your results to retreat.
- On-line (Zoom participants) follow the same retreat schedule as on-site participants.
Attendance & Payments
All are requested to sign up prior to the retreat start date.
Attendance for retreats is by generosity only basis. There is no prescribed fee. Each person is asked to donate according to his/her means and conscience. Your generosity is critically important as it allows MMC to continue its mission to offer teachings, support its teachers, and provide the necessary technology for the continued distribution of the dharma.
This retreat will be offered online through MMC’s virtual Classroom: Zoom.
Log in information will be provided to all retreaters once the registration application has been approved.
Retreats are by generosity only; please contribute an amount that is meaningful to you. If you are unable to donate, please do not let that keep you from attending; contact us to make arrangements.