A Special Method for Increasing Life Span, Wisdom, and Merit
This Tantric retreat is an opportunity to focus on the meditation practice of Amitayus, the Buddha of Immeasurable Life, which is a special method for increasing our lifespan, wisdom and merit.
‘Amitayus’ means ‘Infinite Life’ and signifies that by relying on this holy being we will not only overcome the dangers of untimely death in this life, but eventually through Tantric practice attain the pure illusory body – a vajra body that is permanently free from ageing, sickness and death.
By engaging in the practice of Buddha Amitayus we also accumulate profound wisdom and extensive merit.
We would love to see you.
Programme: Gentle silence observed until lunch time. The Meditation room is silent.
Session 1: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 2: 11:45 – 13:00
Session 3: 14:00 – 15:15
Chanted Prayers Offering to the Spiritual Guide with a food offering: 16:00 – 17:30
What is Retreat?
Retreat means we stop all forms of business and extraneous activities in order to emphasize a particular spiritual practice. There are three kinds of retreats: physical, verbal, and mental.
We engage in physical retreat when, with a spiritual motivation, we isolate ourselves from other people, activities, and noise, and disengage from extraneous and meaningless actions.
We engage in verbal retreat when, with a spiritual motivation, we refrain from meaningless talk and periodically remain silent.
We engage in mental retreat by preventing distractions and strong delusions such as attachment, anger, and jealousy from arising, and by maintaining mindfulness and conscientiousness.
About the Teacher
As a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Kelsang Mila is a modern – day Kadampa Nun and the resident teacher of Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 19 years and ordained for thirteen years. Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life.
How to join in?
In Person at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center
The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Upper level, Craighall Park, 2196
Please use the Rothesay Avenue entrance to the parking lot. Park at Baby City and use those steps to come up to the upper level courtyard.
You are invited to arrive a few minutes before the event starts to register and settle in or have a cup of tea or coffee. We have a book shop to browse, water on sale. There is secure and ample parking.
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