The Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra Retreat
Friday 30th – Monday 02 April 2018
About the Retreat
This is a special opportunity to become familiar with the meaning of The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful land and gain some understanding and practise of the five stages of Mahamudra based on the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra. This is the heart practice of Kadampa Buddhism, and the quick path to attaining the sublime, unobstructed consciousness of an enlightened being.
Teachings will include excerpts of Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s extra oral instructions to the book, as given to students during the NKT International Summer Festival in the summer of 2016.
Gaining the slightest experience of these blessed instructions will revolutionize your life, transforming the ordinary into a blissful path to full enlightenment
Day 1: Friday 30th – Introductory Talk & Identifying our own mind.
Day 2: Saturday 31st – Identifying our own mind, meditating on tranquil abiding and meditating on emptiness
Day 3: Sunday 1st April – Identifying our own mind, meditating on tranquil abiding and meditating on emptiness
Day 4: Monday 2nd April- Meditating on channels, drops and winds
During this retreat we will use The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land sadhana. This retreat will be based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra.
There are four sessions per day. Each session lasts for one and a half hours and consists of chanted prayers in English, guided instructions with Gen Kelsang Mila and meditation. 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.
Cost ( more info to follow)
Guided sessions: R60 per session
Members no charge
Session 1 : Introduction 09:00 – 10:30
Session 2: 11:30 – 13:00
Session 3 : 15:00 – 16:30
Session 4 : 17:30 – 19:00
Saturday 31st – Monday 2nd April
Session 1: 09:00 – 10:30
Session 2: 11:30