P’howa is one of the very important practices in the Bon Tradition. P’howa literally means Transformation. Through the practice of P’howa we transform, or integrate, our mind consciousness into the inseparable, natural state of mind of Kuntu Zangpo, the primordial enlightened one.
P’howa is used by Bon masters at the moment of death to transform their consciousness. P’howa is also a unique method to attain the state of liberation from the cycle of karma, as it teaches us to detach from karmic emotions and to purify our negativities.
If we train with this knowledge, obtained from a qualified teacher, it gives us a feeling of peace, safety, and the confidence to fearlessly acknowledge the visions of the death and dying experience, and realize that death is an inseparable part of our life.
Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche will teach the P’howa Ja Gurma. During this teaching, he will show us the practice of P’howa. He will then teach us how to apply it in practice during our own dying process. Rinpoche will also introduce us to the process of dying, the visions that arise during the process of dying, the gradual stages of Bardho. Through these experiences, we can learn to integrate our mind into the natural state of mind of Kuntu Zangpo, the ultimate reality beyond the cycle of karma.
This P’howa retreat will be hosted by Eleanor M. Caponigro ~ 1440 Bishops Lodge Rd Santa Fe., New Mexico 87506
Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche is a highly respected master of the current generation of Bon Masters. The La Tri lineage holder and the Abbot of the La Tri Monastery in Kham, Eastern Tibet. Rinpoche studied under his His Holiness 33 sMenri Trinzin Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, the current spiritual head of Bon, and under the H.E. Yonzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, who is acknowledged by the Dalai Lama as the greatest living repository of Tibetan culture. He is the founder of the Bön Children’s Home in Dolanji, India, Yeru Bon Center and other Bon spiritual centers world wide.
This Phowa Retreat is not intended for beginning Bön Practitioners, this is an advanced teaching.