Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

Saturday 26th June – Friday 2nd July

Purification

We dedicate most of our time and energy trying to avoid problems by making changes to the external world. However, the main cause of our unhappiness and difficulties cannot be found in external conditions. The main cause of our unhappiness and difficulties is the negative karma we have created in the past through performing harmful actions. By relying upon Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification we will cleanse our mind of delusions, negativity and obstacles. Through special meditation and mantra recitation we have the great opportunity to purify our mind quickly, so that we can make swift progress on the spiritual path.

Everybody is welcome to this retreat.  There is no pre-required knowledge or experience in order to engage in this retreat.  Whether you are a Buddhist or not, beginner or a more advanced practitioner, EVERYBODY WELCOME.

Retreat

There are three to four sessions per day. Each session lasts for one and a half hours and consists of chanted prayers in English and silent mantra recitation. During retreat everyone is asked to maintain silence from after the last session at night until after the second session the next morning. You are welcome to drop in for any or all of the retreat sessions.

Session Times

Friday 25th June Introduction with Kelsang Luma 8 – 9.00pm

Saturday 26th June – Friday 2nd July

Ses 1: 7.30 – 9.00am

Ses 2: 10.30 – 12.00pm

Ses 3: 4.00 – 5.30pm

Ses 4: 7.30 – 9.00pm

with the following exceptions:

No 4th session Saturday 26th June

Sunday 27th June – session 2  begins 11.00pm – 12.30pm

No 4th session Monday 28th June – FP Class 6.30 – 9.00pm

No 3rd session Tuesday 29th June – KANGSO 3.00 – 6.30pm

No 4th session Tuesday 29th June – GP class 7.30 – 9.00pm

No 2nd session Friday 2nd July – GP class 10.30 – 11.45am

No 4th session Friday 2nd July – WFJ with Tsog 6.30 – 8.00pm

Please note that session times vary. Please check our calendar on our homepage for updated session times.

Cost

Introduction is $10. There is no charge for retreat sessions  – donations welcome