Date: January 3 – 9
Time: 9 am – 6 pm every day
Cost: $120 for entire retreat; $20 per day (40% discount for level II members; free for level III members)
Location: Streaming from 631 Crawford Street, Toronto (in-person option – see below)
The Pure Land of Lamrim – Meditation Retreat
This is a one week retreat on the entire Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, our Founder, has explained that fortunate meditators can integrate all their everyday experiences into their spiritual path. With the views and insights gained from Lamrim meditation these fortunate people can experience our world as a Pure Land where everything is wonderful and blissful, smooth and comfortable.
On this retreat each day we will explore four meditations from Venerable Geshe la’s book How to Understand the Mind, and recite Prayers for Meditation. Before this Gen-la Khyenrab will explain the particular meditation for that session and after the prayers he will guide us to the object.
The aim is to control our mind and gain deeper and deeper levels of inner peace. Everybody, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, can benefit from these meditations because Kadam Dharma accords with people’s everyday experiences.
About the Teacher:
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada. A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years and holds the lineages of his blessings in his heart. He is a very inspiring example of a pure practitioner of modern Kadampa Buddhism who relies sincerely upon his Spiritual Guide in all his actions.
Gen-la Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is also well-known for his deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings and his ability to convey their profound meaning in a very clear and accessible way.
Daily Timetable (4 sessions/day)
9.00 – 10.15am
11.15 – 12.30pm
2.30 – 3.45pm
Retreat begins 9.00 am Sunday Jan 3rd and ends at 6.00 pm Saturday Jan 9th.
On retreat, to gain the best experience, we should be very gentle, try to avoid disturbing activities, maintaining concentration on the Lamrim throughout.
If you would like to attend any session in person, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with date and time of your preferred in-person session. You must have purchased a ticket for that day to qualify. Seats will be assigned on a first come-first served basis.
Please note: This online event is available for people who would have intended to come in person under normal circumstances, or for people of Manitoba. For a centre near you, click here.