Teachings on Shitro with Jakob Winkler
The UK Gakyil is delighted to announce an online weekend teaching on the practice of Shitro with SMS instructor Jakob Winkler – Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February 2022, 10 am to 12 noon and 3pm to 5pm UK time.
Shitro, the manifestation of the peaceful and wrathful deities, is a tantric practice closely connected to Dzogchen. It can be used to purify our own obscurations, as well benefiting the dead. It is based on the Bardo Thodrol, or Tibetan Book of the Dead, a treasure teaching of Guru Padmasambhava revealed by the 14th century terton Karma Lingpa. The version we use, chosen for its simplicity by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, was composed by the 17th century terton Mingyur Dorje.
Topics covered in the course include:
- Death and dying in the Buddhist view
- Preparation for the moment of death
- The mandala of the peaceful and wrathful deities
- How to practice Shitro
- How to benefit the dead and dying with Shitro
Jakob Winkler has been a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu since 1989. He has been a Base Level instructor of Santi Maha Sangha since 2002 and a Level One instructor since 2008. He has an MA in Tibetology, Indian Art History and Social Anthropology and lives in Bonn, Germany, where he also works as an author and editor of Buddhist publications.
Please register on the Google form here and press SUBMIT to receive the Zoom link.
Participation is by voluntary donation only – we suggest £20 for the whole weekend – but this is absolutely not compulsory! Please make any donations via this Paypal link.
This course is open to all those who have received transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu or Khyentse Yeshe Namkhai – and to those with a sincere intention to receive transmission.