January Retreats: Lamp for the Path

January Retreats: Lamp for the Path


Lamp for the Path Retreat

Developing Wisdom & Compassion

January 4-8 @ Joyful Land Centre

This traditional Kadampa Buddhist retreat is open to everyone. These twenty-one guided meditations have been practiced since the time of Buddha Shakyamuni and give us an opportunity to understand the entire Buddhist path from our own inner experience. Each meditation is a step toward greater wisdom and compassion, and thus, permanent inner peace.

We will use Prayers for Meditation to receive inspiring blessings, enabling us to concentrate on our object of meditation and to transform our mind in the most positive way. Each topic will be explained in brief.

The retreat begins on Thursday, January 4 and ends on Monday, January 8. You are welcome to attend a few sessions over the 5 days, a day or two, or the entire retreat.

Thursday Meditations January 4
9am-10amPrecious Human Life
11am-12pmDeath and Impermanence
3pm-4pm Dangers of Lower Rebirth & Refuge
5pm-6pm Karma
Friday MeditationsJanuary 5
3pm-4pm Recognizing Living Beings as Our Mothers
5pm-6pm Recognizing the Kindness of Living Beings
Saturday MeditationsJanuary 6
9am-10amEqualizing Self & Others
11am-12pmThe Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
3pm-4pm The Advantages of Cherishing Others
5pm-6pm Exchanging Self with Others
Sunday MeditationsJanuary 7
9am-10amGreat Compassion
11am-12pmThe Practice of Taking
3pm-4pm Wishing Love
5pm-6pm The Practice of Giving
Monday MeditationsJanuary 8
11am-12pmTranquil Abiding (Concentration)
3pm-4pm Superior Seeing – Emptiness of the Body
5pm-6pm Relying Upon a Spiritual Guide
7:30pm-8:30pm Green Tara Prayers

Cost of Retreat: $5 per session |$15 per day| $65 for entire retreat.
Free for Members of Joyful Land

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Joyful Land Buddhist Centre
879 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6R6

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| A member of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union

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