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Deepen Your Experience of Meditation
January is “Retreat Month,” a unique opportunity to emphasize on-the-cushion meditation and gain deeper experience of the entire spiritual path. Immerse yourself in “online retreat,” and enjoy the transformative power of authentic meditation from the comfort of your home.
Kadam Lamrim Retreat – A New Way of Thinking
Meditation is a tool not only for de-stressing, overcoming anxiety, and improving our health. It’s also the means by which we can radically change who we are–our entire experience of our world!–by transforming our mind. In particular, by practicing Buddha’s teachings, we can gradually change our views, intentions, and actions so that we experience life in a fresh, positive and creative way.
In this retreat you will:
- Take an experiential tour of the entire path to enlightenment
- Gain confidence in your potential
- Be empowered to meditate more skillfully and effectively
- Enjoy practicing Buddha’s teachings to launch the new year
This 18-session retreat spans three weekends. During these sessions, we’ll explore the practical, systematic presentation of Lamrim (the stages of the path to enlightenment) meditation as presented in Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books The New Meditation Handbook and The Mirror of Dharma. We will also use the sadhana, “Prayers for Meditation.”
You can attend all three weekends, just one weekend, or even just one day. Each weekend of guided retreat is followed by self-guided retreat. Everyone is welcome!
Part 1, “Modern Buddhism: The Foundations of the Path”
Guided Retreat with Gen Kelsang Rigpa, January 9-10
Saturday 1/9: 9-10:15 a.m.; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; 2-3:15 p.m.; 4-5:15 p.m.
Sunday 1/10: 2-3:15 p.m., 4-5:15 p.m.
Self-Guided Retreat, January 11-14
Part 2, “Modern Buddhism: Escape the Mental Prison of Samsara”
Guided Retreat with Gen Kelsang Rigpa, January 16-17
Saturday 1/16: 9-10:15 a.m.; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; 2-3:15 p.m.; 4-5:15 p.m.
Sunday 1/17: 2-3:15 p.m., 4-5:15 p.m.
Self-Guided January 18-21
Part 3, “Modern Buddhism: The Transformative Power of Compassion and Wisdom”
Guided Retreat with Gen Kelsang Rigpa, January 23-24
Saturday 1/23: 9-10:15 a.m.; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; 2-3:15 p.m.; 4-5:15 p.m.
Sunday 1/24: 2-3:15 p.m., 4-5:15 p.m.
Self-Guided January 25-28
A full weekend $40 Register – Week 1
All 3 weekends $80 Click here to register
Free for Level 3 and 4 Members