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Event Series Event Series: Retreat: The Power of Compassion

Retreat: The Power of Compassion

June 18, 2022 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

About the Retreat

Abide in an ocean of compassion. Join us with our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Khacho, for this retreat: Friday evening introduction, and four guided sessions on compassion. This retreat will give participants the space to deeply and profoundly taste the bliss of compassion that comes through meditation practice.
Compassion has incredible power to purify our mind and to lead us to viewing our life in a completely different way. Compassion makes our life meaningful and our relationships healthier and more positive. Although we already have some degree of compassion, at present it is very biased and limited. When our family or friends are suffering we easily develop compassion for them, but we find it far more difficult to feel sympathy for people we find unpleasant or for strangers. If we genuinely want to realize our potential by attaining full enlightenment, we need to increase the scope of our compassion until it embraces all living beings without exception. 

Everyone is welcome.

About the Teacher

Kelsang Khacho is the Resident Teacher of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She is a modern Buddhist nun who has been a devoted student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. She is known for her loving and compassionate nature, as well as her practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings.

She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everybody discover Buddha’s wisdom and find real, lasting happiness.

Prayer Booklet

We will be following the ‘Avalokiteshvara Sadhana’. It can be purchased on-line (click the link) or in-person at Akshobya Buddhist Centre.

Retreat Fees

Full retreat: $35 ($20 for Supporting Members)
Friday introduction only: $12 (Free for Supporting Members)
Saturday sessions only: $30 ($20 for Supporting Members)
Individual Saturday sessions: $10 each ($7 for Supporting Members). At the door for in-person attendees

Schedule: June 17 & 18

Friday 17

Introduction:  7:00 – 8:30pm

Saturday 18

Session 1: 9:00 – 10:15am
Session 2: 10:45am – 12:00pm
Session 3:  2:00 – 3:15pm
Session 4:  3:45 – 5:00pm


June 18, 2022
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
2120 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R7 Canada
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