Date: November 22nd, 2020.

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Shitro Explanation and Practice with authorized SMS instructor Michael Katz

Shitro Explanation and Practice
with authorized SMS instructor Michael Katz

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm ET - NYC time
via videoconference

The videoconference link will be emailed one day prior to the event.

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This retreat is open to IDC members who have received the lung of Dzogchen transmission from Chögyal Namkai Norbu.

Cost: $25

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With gratitude,

Tsegyalgar East Gakyil

Shitro or Karling Shitro after Karma Lingpa, the treasure-revealer who (re)discovered it is an extraordinary Anuyoga practice of compassion beneficial for the recently deceased and severely ill including animals. It is in the genre of tantric practice primarily concerned with the “Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities."

Michael Katz Psychologist, artist, and author has a doctoral degree in psychology from New York University. He is a long time student of Tibetan Buddhism and has studied with many of the great masters of this age.

He is the co-author and editor of the book “Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light” with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. He is also the author of the book “Tibetan Dream Yoga the Royal Road to Enlightenment" as well as the fictional novel "The White Dolphin".

Michael is a Santi Maha Sangha instructor and was authorized to teach dream yoga and meditation by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. He has taught dream yoga for two decades in more than 30 countries internationally as well as Harvard University, Amherst College, Tibet House, and other institutions and organizations.

He was featured in the discovery channel’s program “The Power of Dreams” and was a featured speaker at the first Gateways of the Mind conference in London. He was also featured in a documentary movie called “Tamara’s Sacred Journey” after leading a group to sacred caves in Tibet in 2010. His paintings were the subject of a one-person show at Tibet house called "Form Is Emptiness" in 2013.

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