Mirror of Light: One Year Immersion in Yuthok's Ati Yoga

  • Teacher: Lama Justin Von Bujdoss
  • January 21st - December 15th 2024
    Sundays 12 - 2pm
    (Los Angeles Time Zone)
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All classes will be recorded and available for students to review for eighteen months. Videos are view only and not downloadable.

While it is highly encouraged to attend this program live, if time zone or other circumstances do not permit this, it is possible to follow the recordings of this course as a self-paced program.
  • Two optional 7 day retreats (in person at Pure Land Farms and livestreamed)
    Rushen: June 1st - 9th 
    Trekchö: December 7th - 15t
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Ati Yoga (Tibetan: Dzogchen) is the most simple, direct, and profound path to reveal the sky-like nature of our own mind which is clear, vast, and unobstructed by the clouds of afflictive emotions.
In this year long meditation-focused immersion, students will be guided through the steps of Ati Yoga practice as taught by Yuthok Yönten Gönpo, the 12th Century father of Tibetan Medicine and explained in the text Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok's Ati Yoga by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.
Each week students will be given instruction on the practices, beginning with Guru Yoga, progressing through the Dzogchen special preliminaries (Inner and Outer Rushen) and the actual preliminaries of training body, speech, and mind with Vajra Posture, the Hung Syllable, and mind investigation. The year will finish instructions on Kadak (Primordial Purity) and Trekchöd (Cutting Through Hardness).
Guided practice sessions will be an integral part of this program, providing students with the the time to familiarize themselves with and deepen the connection to the practices in a supported group online setting with regular opportunities for questions and discussion.

For specific program outline, please view the Course Curriculum below.

Included in this retreat:

  • Weekly Online teachings and guided practices with Lama Justin Von Bujdoss
  • Yuthok Nyingthig Digital Practice Texts
  • Visualization and Mantra Supports
  • Video recordings of all sessions, available for 18 months (view only)
This program is open to practitioners of any lineage, both new and experienced.
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Lama Justin Von Bujdoss

Lama Justin von Bujdoss is an American Vajrayana Buddhist teacher, writer, and is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, an experimental Buddhist sangha along with Lama Rod Owens. He is the author of "Modern Tantric Buddhism: Authenticity and Embodiment in Dharma Practice" published by North Atlantic Books, and contributor to "Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections" published by Lexington Books.From 2016 until December 2021, Justin served as the Executive Director of Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness for NYC Department of Correction where he also served as Staff Chaplain supervising over 30 chaplains and guided wellness programming for staff. Justin also has professional experience in home hospice and hospital settings as a pastoral caregiver.Justin was ordained as a repa, a lay tantric yogin in the tradition of Milarepa, by His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche, one of the heart sons of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. Lama Justin has presented on Buddhist practice at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Chicago, Wellesley, and Columbia University, has been a visiting instructor at Union Theological Seminary, and teaches at Pure Land Farms. Justin is passionate about helping to create the conditions for authentic embodied tantric Buddhist spiritual practice in the West. www.justinvonbudjoss.com