This long wekend (August 31 to September 3, 2012) Lama Tsultrim and Lama Phuntsok will be leading the Annual 6 Arm Mahakala Retreat at KDOL, Saltspring Island.
Mahakala, a wrathful deity, is considered to be the fierce and powerful emanation of Avalokiteschvara, the bodhisattva of compassion.
Mahakala is one of the Dharmapalas in Vajrayana Buddhism who defends the Dharma from corruption and degeneration and from forces hostile to it.
The deity will also protect practitioners by:
● Pacifying sickness, hindrances, and troubles
● Increasing life, good qualities and wisdom