Everyone is welcome to join in this Lamrim Meditation Retreat, attending whichever sessions you choose. Each session will include a short teaching about the meditation, followed by Kadampa preparatory prayers for meditation, a guided contemplation, and twenty minutes of silent meditation.
Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment, includes 21 profound contemplations and meditations that are the causes for gradually transforming our mind into the mind of enlightenment, our fullest potential. All of Buddha’s Sutra instructions for training our mind are included within this set of meditations, and each meditation can be used in sequence or stand alone, according to the capacity and disposition of each practitioner.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special opportunity.
Introduction:7:00pm – 8:15pm
Session 1: 9:00am – 10:00am Relying Upon A Spiritual Guide
Session 2: 11:00am – 12:00pm Our Precious Human Life Session 3:5:00pm – 6:00pm Death and Impermanence Session 4:7:00pm – 8:00pm The Dangers of Lower Rebirth
Session 5: 9:00am – 10:00am Refuge Practice Session 6:11:00am – 12:00pm Actions and Their Effects
Session 7: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Developing Renunciation for Samsara
Session 8:7:00pm – 8:00pm Developing Equanimity
Session 9:9:00am – 10:00am Recognizing that all Living Beings are our Mothers
Session 10:11:00am – 12:00pm Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings
Wishfulfiling Jewel Prayers with Food Offering: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Session 11:7:00pm – 8:00pm Equalizing Self and Others
Session 12: 9:00am – 10:00am The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
Session 13:11:00am – 12:00pm The Advantages of Cherishing Others
Session 14:7:00pm – 8:00pm Exchanging Self and Others
Session 15: 9:00am – 10:00am Great Compassion
Session 16: 11:00am – 12:00pm Taking
Session 17:5:00pm – 6:00pm Wishing Love
Tuesday, Feb 1
Session 18:9:00am – 10:00am Giving
Session 19:11:00am – 12:00pm Bodhichitta
Session 20:5:00pm – 6:00pm Tranquil Abiding
Session 21: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Superior Seeing (emptiness)
Registration for the introduction and the full retreat is available online. In-person seating is limited to 12. Drop-ins on individual sessions at the Centre are welcome, space permitting. If you’d like to attend individual sessions online, please contact our admin director at email@example.com at least 60 minutes before the session begins. If you register for the full retreat online, we’ll send you the links to all the sessions.