Jan 1 - Jan 4, 2020
Move closer to perfect and lasting happiness by engaging in our annual Lamrim retreat, guided by Kelsang Chogyop. Lamrim is a special set of instructions that includes all the essential teachings of Buddha. This retreat will be based on Ven. Geshe-la's latest book Mirror or Dharma, and will be done in conjunction with Heart Jewel prayers.
Retreats provide the ideal opportunity to take the teachings to heart and deepen our understanding and familiarity with the practice. Mahakaruna provides a beautiful and blessed environment in which to engage in retreat.
Everyone is welcome to participate.
Wed - Jan 1
10am - Session 1: Meditation on the Preciousness of our Human Life
11:30am - Session 2: Meditation on Death
5pm - Session 3: Meditation on the Danger of Lower Rebirth/Meditation on Going for Refuge
7pm - Session 4: Meditation on Karma (this will be GP class)
Thur - Jan 2
9am - Session 1: Meditation on Renunciation
5pm - Session 2: Meditation on our Determination to Recognize, Reduce and Abandon Our Self-grasping Ignorance, the Root of Samsaric Rebirth
7pm - Session 3: Meditation on our Determination to Engage in the Actual Path to Liberation, the Three Higher Trainings (this will be FP class)
Fri - Jan 3
10am - Session 1: Meditation on our Determination to Attain True Cessations
11:30am - Session 2: Meditation on Cherishing all Living Beings
5pm - Session 3: Meditation on Universal Compassion
7pm - Session 4: Meditation on the Supreme Good Heart, Bodhichitta
Sat - Jan 4
10am - Session 1: Meditation on our Determination and Promise to Sincerely Practice the Six Perfections
11:30am - Session 2: Training in Meditation on Emptiness
3pm - Session 3: Meditation on Relying on Our Spiritual Guide