There is nothing more precious to us than our life. If we have a long life we can complete our spiritual path in this very life. These special prayers to Buddha Amitayus increase our long life, merit & wisdom. We can engage in them on our own behalf, or on behalf of others who are sick or in danger of dying. This is a traditional retreat offered each year early in the New Year.
The prayers are self-guided and sessions are open to everyone.
Enjoy - everybody is welcome!
Schedule, Jan. 1
10-11:15am: Session 1
12-1:15pm: Session 2
3-4:15pm: Session 3
This retreat will be led by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, who is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He has been a Kadampa Buddhist monk and Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha's teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.
In each of the three sessions we will use the prayer booklet called The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus.
Copies are available for your use during the retreat and for purchase in our bookshop.
One of the greatest gifts of Dharma is that it teaches us how to purify our past non-virtues.