Retreats for 2019
Focus will be on the practice of The Blissful Path . On retreat we can deepen our experience of this blissful practice taking us out of the ordinary and into the PureLand. Times: 8am, 10.30am, 4pm, 7pm.
Amitayus is the Buddha of infinite life. He also bestows merit and wisdom. We traditionally do a few days of ‘The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus early in the year. On Friday 1st February at 7pm Kelsang Lamchen will give a short introduction. The following sessions on Saturday and Sunday will be at 8am, 10.30am and 3pm. Each session lasting a little over an hour. Accommodation might be available for this retreat. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The practice of going for refuge is the gateway to Buddhadharma. It entails understanding our situation as living beings and recognising that we need help if we are ever to bring our suffering to an end. With the understanding that the Three Jewels that are Buddha, Dharma and Sangha are completely reliable sources of protection from all suffering, we turn to them for help.
A special fasting retreat in conjunction with 1000 armed Avalokiteshvara. This retreat includes prostrations and is an excellent way of purifying negative karma. Attendance at the first (6.30am) session (or taking Mahayana precepts at home at 6.30am) is required for each day that you want to attend any sessions. To get the most from the retreat it is best to attend all the sessions. Accommodation is available for this retreat. Please email email@example.com for further information.
This retreat combines two special practices that help us immeasurably to receive blessings, accumulate merit and develop pure views. Session times are 8am, 10.30am, (12.00 WFJ except Friday when its 7.30pm) , 4pm and 7pm. No afternoon sessions on the last day.
Oct: 11th-13th Lamrim Retreat (TTP).
‘Lamrim’ is Tibetan for ‘Stages of the path’ [to enlightenment] These sessions will follow “The Mirror of Dharma with Additions” . These meditations cover the whole of the path to enlightenment. Many of them are helping us to improve our intention towards other beings by improving our love and compassion for them. Others help us to develop concentration and wisdom.
Sessions will last about an hour and will be guided by Kelsang Lamchen who will share some transmission from the recent Fall Festival in Arizona.
Times of sessions:
Friday: 8am, 10.30am, 4pm, (7.30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers +tsog)
Saturday: 8am, 10.30am, (12.00 short WFJ prayers) 4pm, 7pm
Sunday: 8am, 10.30am, (12.00 short WFJ prayers) 4pm, 7pm
There is no charge for this retreat but donations would be gratefully accepted.
A powerful purification practice to remove the imprints of negative karma from our mind. All our suffering and our obstacles to spiritual progress come from our negative karma. Purifying our mind brings immeasurable benefit. Accommodation can be made available if required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.