The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Away Retreat

 

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Friday, Jan.10 – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

Manoir de la forêt
Cantley, Quebec

Tantric Mahamudra practices lead to a union of bliss and emptiness, enabling us to attain enlightenment in one short life. This weekend retreat is based on the instructions of the uncommon practice of Tantric Mahamudra as explained in the book The Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. These instructions are clearly and concisely explained so that even a beginner can find the object of meditation and gain some inner experience and confidence.

We will focus on the five stages of Mahamudra and meditate within the context of the very blessed prayers entitled The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra. In order to engage in private study between sessions it is beneficial to have your own copy of the book and the above mentioned prayers. Both are available for purchase at Joyful Land Centre.

To participate in the retreat you will need a Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment or a sincere wish to receive one in the near future.

RETREAT SCHEDULE
Friday, January 10
7-8:30pmIntroduction to Tantric Mahamudra
Saturday, January 11
7:30amBreakfast
9-10:15amMeditating on tranquil abiding, observing the very subtle mind
11am-12:15pmHow to realize emptiness that is selflessness of persons
12:30pmLunch
3-4:15pmHow to realize emptiness that is selflessness of phenomena
5-6:15pmMeditation on the central channel
6:30pmSupper
Sunday, January 12
7:30amBreakfast
9-10:15amMeditation on the indestructible drop
11am-12:15pmMeditation on the indestructible wind
12:30pmLunch

 
Pricing includes accommodation for two nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner and the precious teachings of Mahamudra.

Dorm room (per person): $310.00
4 spots available in each of the male and female dorms

Double room (per person): $330.00
8 rooms available NB please find your roommate before registering.

Single room: $375.00
3 available

Online registration is now open. Click here.

If you have difficulties registering on-line, please contact Kelsang Varahi at: admin@meditateinottawa.org

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Donations are most welcome

Joyful Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a registered Canadian charity (Charitable Reg. Number 88586/6293RR0001).

If you wish to make a monetary donation to the Centre please click the donate button below or contact Kelsang Varahi at admin@meditateinottawa.org to make large sum or regular donations. Money is used for the maintenance and upkeep of the building. Any profits from class fees go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace

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