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Meditation Classes and Retreats

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One Day Retreat

with Geshe Wangchen

Sunday, 12 November 2017
10am – 4pm
Topic: Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Everyone is welcome to come to this one day retreat led by Geshe Wangchen.

The essence of the path to enlightenment is summed up in the three principal aspects of the path: renunciation, bodhicitta and right view. Only if we develop these three can enlightenment be attained. So what exactly are they and how can we develop them in our minds? This one day retreat will include guided meditations on these topics, as well as short teachings, discussion and Q&A. Everyone welcome

Costs & Registration

Facility Fee $30 (Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors  are $20) please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the potluck lunch.

Please register by November 10 – so we can make preparations. Thank you.

 

Stages of Meditation

Introduction with Geshe Wangchen

(4 – 5 week class) Sundays beginning September 3, 10am – 12pm

In this class Geshe-la will introduce Kamalashila’s Middle Length Stages of Meditation. This is a classic text on the meditations of Calm Abiding and Special Insight. Come and learn more about meditation.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free) No need to register, just come!

 

 

One Day Retreat

with Geshe Wangchen

Sunday, August 13, 2017
10am – 4pm
Topic: Stages of the Path – Calm Abiding and Special Insight

Everyone is welcome to come to this one day retreat led by Geshe Wangchen.

This retreat will feature meditations on the following Stages of the Path (Lam-Rim) Topics:

  • Calm Abiding
  • Special Insight

Although this retreat will especially complement the Tuesday night Stages of the Path series, everyone interested in learning how to meditate on these topics is welcome to join in.

Shared Potluck Lunch

The lunch will be vegetarian potluck shared lunch – bring a dish to share.

Costs & Registration

Registration by Friday, August 11 is appreciated so we can make preparations.

Facility Fee $30 for the day – please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the potluck lunch.

(Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors $20 for the day – please bring a vegetarian dish to share.)

 

One Day Retreat

with Geshe Wangchen
Sunday, July 9
10am – 4pm

Please register by July 7 to participate – Open to All

Geshe-la will lead us in putting the teachings on the 37 Harmonies with Enlightenment into practice:

  • how to reduce our suffering by reducing our negative emotions and negative karmic actions,

  • methods for increasing positive minds and positive actions

  • and how to create the causes for lasting happiness. 

The lunch will be vegetarian potluck shared lunch – bring a dish to share.
Registration by Friday, July 7 is appreciated so we can make preparations.

Facility Fee $30 for the day – please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the potluck lunch. 
(Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors $20 for the day – please bring a vegetarian dish to share.)

Sunday Morning: Meditations to Develop a Positive Mind

led by Geshe Wangchen

Sunday, May 28, 10am – 12pm
This Sunday Geshe-la will lead introductory-level guided meditations to help us develop our positive minds, positive attitudes and happiness. Everyone is welcome.

Facility Fee $10
Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors are free.

Guided Meditation Evenings

led by Geshe Wangchen

Thursday, February 23, 7.30pm Topic Bodhicitta

Wednesday, March 29, 7.30pm Topic: Calm Abiding Meditation

Wednesday, April 26, 7.30pm Topic: Meditations to Enhance Mental Immunity (increasing positive states of mind and decreasing unhealthy ones)

Further Dates TBC – these evenings are usually held once a month towards the end of the month

Everyone is welcome to come to this drop-in meditation class led by our Resident Teacher Geshe Wangchen. The class is approximately one hour in length including time for question and answer. A great opportunity to try out and further deepen your experience of meditation in a group setting. Any and all questions about meditation are welcome – don’t be shy!

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)

 

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