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Retreat – Clarity & Emptiness with Gen Kelsang Mila

March 30 @ 9:30 am - March 31 @ 2:30 pm

R60,00 – R560,00

On this guided retreat discover the peaceful clarity of your mind on day one and on day two discover how all appearances are the nature of your mind arising in dependance upon outer and inner conditions and are not separate from your mind. 

With this insight we can live with the understanding that our problems are like bad weather in the mind, or like clouds in the sky. We all know that when the storms disappear and the clouds fade away, the sky becomes clear, still and bright. 

Gaining experience of this truth, in meditation we can use this experience to solve our problems in daily life.


Programme: Gentle silence observed until lunch time. The Meditation room is silent. 

Saturday 30th – The Peaceful Clarity of the Mind 

Session 1: 09:30 – 10:30

Tea Break

Session 2: 11:15 – 12:15


Session 3: 13:30 – 14:30

Sunday 31st – Training in Superior Seeing

Session 1: 09:30 – 10:30

Tea Break

Session 2: 11:15 – 12:15


Session 3: 13:30 – 14:30


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.

We’d love to see you.

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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March 30 @ 9:30 am
March 31 @ 2:30 pm
R60,00 – R560,00
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