Buddhism, Yoga and Blazing Wisdom Retreat with Tulku Sherdor at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA this May 2014

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In this weekend retreat, A Buddhist Master with his powerful words and insights, will guide participants - from beginners to advanced - through the mysteries of the mind and help participants to develop deeper realization on Friday, May 9—Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Blazing Wisdom with Tulku Sherdor

'Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.' - Dalai Lama

This is a unique opportunity to learn from a Master. Yoga and meditation practitioners will gain new perspectives in their own practice. Tulku will be giving a total of four workshops from 1 - 2 hours on meditation, including teachings on karma and reincarnation through sharing his own life story. For more information, please visit: http://www.sivanandayogafarm.org.

For this special weekend, guests are recommended to use a book written by Tulku "A Path Strewn With Flowers & Bones" his personal memoir and reflections on his journey to discover the truth about self awareness.

We encourage you to arrive by 4 p.m. on Friday, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. It is recommended to the participants to bring slip-on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, a water bottle and flashlight.

Retreat guests are encouraged to enhance their experience to spend at least a few days at the Yoga Farm before the start of the course. This allows the participants to rest, re-energize and be nourished by the ashram environment body and mind to then bring their study feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in the activities of a classical yoga ashram: taking part in Satsang (silent meditation, chanting and lecture), yoga classes-Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing), healthy and delightful brunches and dinners, karma yoga, free time, nature walks, meditation twice daily, and of course, workshops by Tulkur Sherdor.
About Tulku Sherdor:
Born in Montreal, Canada in 1961, he began studying Buddhist Insight meditation from a very young age, and met his principal teacher, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, in Nepal in 1981. He was fortunate to study with other pre-eminent masters of the 20th century, including His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Khetsun Zangpo Rinpoche, Dung Say Trinley Norbu Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, and many others. He completed a 3-year lama retreat in the Karma and Shangpa Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and a year-long solitary retreat in the Chogling Tersar practice lineage held by Tulku Urgyen. Over the past 20 years he has traveled far and wide, teaching and working with and translating for a great number of distinguished Nyingma and Kagyu meditation masters, such as helping Trangu Rinpoche establish the monastic retreat program at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in the early 1990s; helping Kenpo Sonam Topgyal Rinpoche re-establish the vajrayana Buddhist tradition for the Chinese community in Thailand in the mid-1990s; and working closely with his precious teacher, His Holiness Orgyen Kusum Lingpa, to advance many philanthropic projects in Tibet dedicated to world peace. Tulku Sherdor is renowned as a scholar and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhist teachings into English, and known for his quiet yet humorous and insightful manner.

The Yoga Farm also hosts a Yoga Nidra course, courses on Yogic philosophy, Yoga for back pain and ayurvedic retreats, and an advanced teacher's training course (ATTC). The Advanced Yoga Teacher's Training Course helps graduates to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of Hatha yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit. The advanced class gives students an additional chance to practice under guidance in a supportive atmosphere, which provides many with a boost of energy and clarity.

About Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
In 1971, Swami Vishnudevananda returned to California and founded the third ashram in the young Sivananda International organization: the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm on 40 acres of land located in the Gold Country of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills in Northern California. The non-profit, non-sectarian ashram offers yoga classes, retreats and teacher training courses for students of all abilities. For more information, please visit http://www.sivanandayogafarm.org.

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