Guru Yoga and Mandala Retreat

  • DATE & TIME

    7.30pm  11 December – 1pm 18 December

  • COURSE LEVEL

    Advanced

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Course info

We all wish for spiritual realizations, but these depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings.

In this retreat we focus on the preliminary practices of accumulating merit, or positive energy, by making mandala offerings and receiving powerful blessings by engaging in the Guru Yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa. Je Tsongkhapa, whose ordained name was Losang Dragpa, was a great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist Master who promoted and developed the Kadampa Buddhism that Atisha had introduced three centuries earlier. Mandala offering is an offering of the entire universe visualized as a Pure Land, with all its inhabitants as pure beings.

There will be a teaching on the practice of Guru Yoga and mandala offerings on Sunday evening, but the retreat will mostly be unguided and will include chanted prayers and making mandala offerings using a mandala kit or a plate with rice.

Schedule

Guru Yoga and Mandala Retreat

Friday 11 December

7.30-9pm – Introduction to the Retreat

Saturday 12  – Thursday 17 December

7.30-8.15am – Heart Jewel

9am – 10.30am – retreat session

11.30am-1pm – retreat session

4-5.30pm – retreat session

7-8.30pm – retreat session

Friday 18 December 

7.30-8.15am – Heart Jewel

9am – 10.30am – retreat session

11.30am-1pm – retreat session

Teacher

This event is taught by Gen Kelsang Thekchen, senior Buddhist Monk and Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC.

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.