Guided Meditation Retreat on Going for Refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

Course info

Shelter from the Storm:

Buddhist Finding Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

During this retreat we will spend time developing the beautiful mind of refuge, our actual protection from pain and problems. Through  practicing refuge, we gradually build a stable peace, joy and freedom  within our own heart, giving us the confidence and strength to make  authentic spiritual progress that we can then share with others.

We attain permanent freedom from suffering by sincerely relying upon  the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Dharma is like  medicine that prevents the sufferings of samsara, Buddha is the doctor  who gives us this medicine, and the Sangha are the nurses who assist us. Understanding this, we go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

This retreat will be partially guided by Kelsang Drolkar.

This is a wonderful opportunity to develop this essential mind of refuge that leads to deep spiritual realisations.

We will be using Essence of Good Fortune Prayers in each session, you can order the booklet or ebooklet here

Instructions for retreat sessions

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Refuge Retreat 

Sunday 3rd  – Thursday 7th January

The first session each day is guided, and the rest are unguided and include chanted prayers and silent meditation.

Sunday 3rd – Wednesday 6th:

8am – 9.30am: retreat session (guided by Kelsang Drolkar)

11am-12.30pm: retreat session

4-5.30pm: retreat session

7-8.30: retreat session

Thursday 7 January

8am – 9.30am: retreat session (guided by Kelsang Drolkar)

11am-12.30pm: retreat session

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