Concentration & Wisdom • A Special Weekend Course & Silent Retreat • 22-28 Sep
Fri 22 Sep - Thu 28 Sep


Location
Monbulk: Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia
25 McCarthy Rd


With concentration our mind becomes bright and clear like a cloudless sky, and we naturally experience a deep inner strength and mental stability. Through it, the pain and turbulence of craving naturally declines and it is easy to remain content. It is said that pure concentration gives us the freedom to accomplish whatever we wish for, whereas without it we are a slave to our delusions.

Senior teacher and experienced meditator Gen Kelsang Rabten will give clear, step-by-step instructions on how to focus and strengthen the mind. By practising these instructions, we enjoy increasingly peaceful and refined levels of consciousness and inner power. Over this weekend, Gen Rabten will start us on a meditative journey that culminates in realising the greatest truth of our reality – that it is just a dream.

Following the course take a rare opportunity to transform your own mind into the bliss of meditative concentration and journey deeper into the dream-like nature of reality. Gen Kelsang Dornying will guide a 4-day silent retreat in which we can harness the power of a still mind to enter the world of limitless possibility.

The Teachers

Gen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. He has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than twenty years. His deep faith in Buddha’s teachings and the sincerity of his practice inspire many people to embark on a meaningful and rich spiritual life.

 

Gen Kelsang Dornying is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia. He gives clear, practical teachings for solving problems and finding happiness, and is much loved for his warmth and humility. Gen Dornying will guide the silent retreat.

 

 

Kadam Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Newcastle. With a down-to-earth manner, he inspires people to develop a peaceful mind and uncover a deep happiness within. Kadam Mick will guide the meditation sessions.

 

 

Course Info

Course dates:  Fri 22 Sep – Sun 24 Sep

Course Fee: $20 intro talk, $70 per day, $135 whole weekend.

Accommodation per night: camping: $25  •  dormitory: $30  twin & double: $45ea.  •  single: $70

Silent retreat dates:  Mon 25 Sep – Thu 28 Sep

Silent retreat fee: $200

This event is now sold out.

Shuttle Services

Pickup at the following times from Belgrave station:  $7
Fri Sep 22 @ 6.30pm
Sat Sep 23 @ 9.20am

Drop off at the following times to Belgrave station: $7
Sun Sep 24 @ 5.00pm
Thu Sep 28 @ at retreat conclusion

Timetable

Fri 22
Reception 5.30pm
Introduction  8pm
Sat 23
Reception 9am
Teaching  10 – 11.15am
Meditation 12 – 1pm
Teaching 2.30 – 3.45pm
Meditation 4.30 – 5.30pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers with Tsog 7.30 – 8.40pm
Sun 24
Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers  8 – 8.50am
Reception 9am
Teaching  10 – 11.15am
Meditation 12 – 1pm
Teaching 2.15 – 3.30pm
Meditation 4 – 5pm
Introduction to Retreat 8 – 9pm
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu Retreat
Session 1 9 – 10.15am
Session 2 11.30am – 12.45pm
Session 3 2.30 – 3.45pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers  5 – 5.50pm
Session 4
(Mon – Offering to the Spiritual Guide prayers)
 7.30 – 8.45pm
(Mon: 7.30-9.30pm)
Fri 30
Kangso prayers (optional) 9am – 12.30pm

If you have any enquiries please email: info@kadampa.org.au

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