Drawing closer to our Spiritual Guide, Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka.
We all wish for spiritual realisations, but these depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings.
In this retreat we focus on the preliminary practices of accumulating merit and receiving blessings. Making mandala offerings is the gateway to accumulating the collection of merit and attaining an enlightened pure land and Guru yoga is the gateway to receiving powerful blessings of all the Buddhas of the ten directions through our Spiritual Guide.
This retreat is with Offering to the Spiritual Guide prayers in conjunction with the Migtsema prayer. We have quiet time to concentrate and meditate while constructing traditional rice mandalas and visualizations.
Prayer booklet: Offering to the Spiritual Guide
This is an in-depth retreat.
Saturday 9th December
Guided Session 1: 09:00am – 10:30am
Unguided Session 2: 11:30am – 13:00 pm
Unguided Session 3: 14:30pm – 16:00 pm
Session 4: Wishfulfilling Jewel for Retreat: – 16:30 – 17:15
Sunday 10th December
Unguided Session 5: 09:00 – 10:30
Session 6: 11:30 – 1:00pm (Chanted Prayers Offering to The Spiritual Guide with Tsog, a Food offering)
1:00pm – 2:30pm – Christmas Vegetarian Bring and Share Lunch
We’d love to see you.
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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