Laden Evenementen

« Alle Evenementen

  • Dit evenement is voorbij.

Tasting the Eessence of Tantra seminar Module 4

15 april 201617 april 2016

Rob Preece

Rob Preece has studied Tibetan Buddhism for many decades under the guidance of great teachers and holds a degree in psychology. During this time he has written four ground-breaking books on the meaningful chemistry between Jungian psychology and Tibetan (tantric) Buddhism: The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra, The Courage to Feel, The Wisdom of Imperfection and Preparing for Tantra. Rob’s style of teaching is oriented towards opening a dialogue around the material that is being explored. This is to maintain a spirit of exploration and creativity in the way tantra is integrated into Western experience, rather than holding to rigid prescriptions of practice.

The nature of Deity Yoga

In this module we will look more deeply at the significance of the deity in tantra as gateway to awakening our innate Buddha nature. We will explore the nature of the sadhana, the method of developing our relationship to the deity, and the practices of offerings, prostrations and the creation of sacred space. We will look at the development of visualization and the meaning and importance of mantra to deepen our experience of the deity’s quality. We will also explore the meaning and significance of the role of the deity in ‘guru yoga’ and what are known as ngöndro or the preliminary practices of tantra. This retreat will be oriented around the practice of the female deity Green Tara.

Learning objectives:

  • Introduction into the preliminary practices (ngöndro).
  • Learn the essential aspects of the practice of sadhana or method of awakening the deity, as an actual process of meditation.
  • Learn the rituals of offering including outer offerings and the mandala offering, and how to set up an altar for practice.
  • Exploring a personal creative relationship to prayer in relationship to the deity
  • Begin to discover the interrelationship between mahamudra and deity practice
  • Initiation into the practice of the female deity Green Tara.


1. Becoming a stable vessel October
10 – 12, 2014
2. Awakening right intention April
17- 19, 2015
3. Discovering the nature of mind October
2-4, 2015
4. The nature of deity yoga April 15-17, 2016
5. Awakening the energy bodyOctober 7-9, 2016
6. Working with the shadowApril 7-9, 2017
7. The masculine and feminineOctober 6-8, 2017
8. The mandala and visions of wholenessApril 6-8, 2018


Friday: 2 – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm.

Language spoken:



Fee (includes 2 lunches & support material): General fee: € 225 (€ 190 if paid before 1 March); Fee for KenKon members, students and those with minimal income: € 175 (€ 150 if paid before 1 March). Please subscribe first. Payment after having received the invoice.

Click above for full information about this unique 8 seminar cycle ‘Tasting the Essence of Tantra’ with Rob Preece.


15 april 2016
17 april 2016
Evenement Categorie:


KenKon Integral Life and Training Center
Nieuwe Kanaal 11
Wageningen, 6709 PA
+ Google Maps