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Stages of the Path: A Guided Lamrim Retreat


Saturday, January 6th – Tuesday, January 9th

With Kelsang Rak-ma

Many people have a strong wish to live a happy and meaningful life. The best way to accomplish this is to improve our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. In a retreat, we can take time away from our busy lives to meditate and focus our mind on this internal development.


The Buddhist Master Atisha (born 982 A.D.) wrote a text that compiled all of Buddha’s teachings into a special presentation called “Lamrim” or “stages of the path.” The Lamrim meditation series helps us to gain practical experience of all of Buddha’s instructions. Through immersing ourselves in the Lamrim on a retreat, we find ways to increase our daily happiness and gain a sense of confidence in the face of life’s challenges.


There are many Lamrim texts in Kadampa Buddhism with extensive, middling, and short presentations of the Lamrim meditations. This retreat will be based on the text The Eleven Reversals.  


Each session will include short prayers, a brief talk, and a guided meditation. The retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

Retreat Schedule

Saturday & Sunday 

Guided Sessions with Kelsang Rak-ma

Session 1 10 :30 – 11:30am

Session 2 12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch 1:30  3pm

Session 3 3 – 4pm

Session 4 5 – 6pm

Monday - Self Guided


Session 1 10 – 11am

Session 2: 12 – 1pm

Tuesday - Self Guided

Session 1 5:30 – 7:15pm (WFJ Puja)

Session 2 8 – 9pm


SPECIAL EVENT: Stages of the Path: A Guided Lamrim Retreat

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 6th - Tuesday 9th

COST:  $25 per day. $40 entire retreat.


TEACHER: Kelsang Rak-ma



Mahakaruna KBC
8 Keller St.
Petaluma, CA 94952

2-hour street parking - Free after 6pm and all day on Sundays.


Free Parking at

Keller St. Parking Garage

114 Keller St.

Petaluma, CA 94952

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