Retreat—Invocation of Yeshe Walmo
Invocation of Yeshe Walmo with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen At Serenity Ridge, we close the last practice of each day by reciting the “Invocation of Yeshe Walmo. Doing so, we envoke this
Invocation of Yeshe Walmo
with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen
At Serenity Ridge, we close the last practice of each day by reciting the “Invocation of Yeshe Walmo. Doing so, we envoke this enlightened protector of Yungdrung Bön to guide and protect us at every level. It is a practice that we have always kept close to our hearts at Serenity Ridge and also at many other of Ligmincha’s retreat centers worldwide.
This practice may be new to many of you who have not been to our center’s in-person retreats. If you are not familiar with Yeshe Walmo or with her invocation, we strongly encourage you to attend this half day event! And if you do know the practice, this is a great time to get closer to her through the deep wisdom and kindness of Geshe Denma!
The term “invocation” generally means “to call upon.” However, the Tibetan term is külpa [Tib. bskul pa], more specifically meaning “to arouse” or “to call to action.” Therefore, this prayer is clearly used to call upon the enlightened protector Yéshe Walmo to quickly act on our behalf.
In the final line of the prayer, Yéshe Walmo is called upon to “pacify all obstacles and causes of disharmony without exception, into the vastness of outer, inner and secret space!” The Tibetan text specifically refers to these three spaces, kha long ying [Tib. mkha’ klong dbyings]. This indicates the ability of Yéshe Walmo to support the practitioner by destroying obstacles that range from being obvious and external to the subtlest obstacles of mind. Nothing is beyond her capability. That power combined with the doubtless trust of the practitioner can bring immediate action and support as expressed in this concise and powerful prayer.
Schedule (New York Time):
Sunday, June 5
10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Teaching
11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m.–01:00 p.m. Teaching
This event will be held online and in-person at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center.
For those attending our online summer retreat on the Seven Mirrors with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, we warmly invite you to attend the online retreat for a special discount of $20. Use the discount code SUMMER during the registration process.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Serenity Ridge Retreat Center & Online