Marcy Vaughn returns to RTB

Marcy Vaughn9 Breathing Purifications and Chanting the Tibetan Warrior Seed Syllables

July 20, 9 AM – 5 PM
July 21, 9 AM – 3 PM

November 2, 9 am – 5 pm
November 3, 9 am – 3 pm

Authentic Presence

A Meditation Retreat Exploring the Healing Power of Awareness, Breath, and Sound.

Guided by the mind and carried by the subtle breath through a simple, sacred architecture of the body—3 channels and 5 chakras—we will explore the power of breath, awareness, and sound to release energetic patterns of aversion, grasping, and disconnection and uncover positive qualities such as love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—qualities of our natural mind.

Tibetan ChantThrough clearing and opening three channels of light in the core of the body using the practice of the Nine Breathings of Purification, and then singing five sacred and powerful sounds at five chakra locations within the central channel (the Five Warrior Syllables practice), we transform our limiting patterns of perception and behavior and reveal a clear path that begins with openness and leads to spontaneous, virtuous action in the world.

  • Identify negative patterns and obstacles in body, breath, and mind
  • Meet and clear these obstacles with openness, awareness, and warmth
  • Cultivate and manifest positive qualities in everyday life.

Join us as we personally and directly explore the power of transforming confusion into wisdom.

Marcy Vaughn has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for more than forty years and is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Marcy was in the first graduating class of the master’s program in contemplative psychotherapy at Naropa University where she also taught and performed in a dance ensemble. She is currently a therapist in private practice in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where she offers meditation groups and retreats with her husband, Gabriel Rocco.

Marcy works in close collaboration with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and has edited his books: Tibetan Sound Healing; Awakening the Sacred Body; Awakening the Luminous Mind; and Spontaneous Creativity: Meditations for Manifesting Your Positive Qualities. She teaches throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe for Ligmincha International and is a teacher in The 3 Doors US Academy.

July 20, 9 AM – 5 PM
July 21, 9 AM – 3 PM

November 2, 9 am – 5 pm
November 3, 9 am – 3 pm

$200, cash or check please

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