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In-Depth Retreat: Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering with Gen Kelsang Mila

9th December 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10th December 2023 @ 2:30 pm

R90.00 – R370.00

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

Tea Break

Unguided Session 2: 11:30am – 13:00 pm

Vegetarian Lunch

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

Tea Break

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.  

Take advantage of our Early Bird public offer.

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9th December 2023 @ 9:00 am
10th December 2023 @ 2:30 pm
R90.00 – R370.00
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Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
073 585 2557


The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Randburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2196 South Africa
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