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Meditations for a Happy, Meaningful Life: Lamrim

September 5, 2023 - September 12, 2023

An Introduction to Lamrim Retreat with Kadampa Buddhist Nun & Teacher Kelsang Khacho

We all want to live a life of great meaning. We also wish for lasting peace and happiness. This retreat will introduce profound Buddhist meditations that have the power to create peace and happiness from within, making our life extremely meaningful.

The stages of the path to enlightenment or ‘Lamrim’ are a powerful series of contemplations and meditations that reveal hidden spiritual truths which awaken our love, compassion and wisdom. Meditation topics will include: our precious human life, impermanence, karma, and the true source of suffering. We will also engage in a series of meditations that open our heart of universal love and compassion.

Each session will include a teaching, chanted prayers and a guided meditation. No previous experience of meditation or Buddhism is needed. Everyone is welcome!

Retreat Fees:

Full Retreat (includes intro): 
$140 (22 sessions) or Half Retreat (includes intro):  $80 (11 sessions)
Introduction:  $15
Per Session:  $10

Full Retreat:  $70 or Half Retreat:  $40
Introduction:  free 
Per Session:  $5 

*** Please note: the option to pay for the ‘Introduction’, ‘Full Retreat’, or ‘Half-retreat’ do not show until you click on one of the individual options for ‘Ticket’.

September 5 – 12

Tuesday 5
Introduction:  7:00pm – 8:15pm
Our Life can have so much meaning 

Wednesday 6
Session 1:  7:30am – 8:30am
Death and Impermanence

Session 2:  9:30am – 10:30am
The Dangers of Lower Rebirth

Session 3:
 4:00 – 5:00pm
Refuge Practice

Session 4:
 7:00 – 8:00pm
Actions and Their Effects


Thursday 7

Session 1:  7:30am – 8:30am
Developing Renunciation for Samsara

Session 2:  9:30am – 10:30am
Developing Equanimity

Session 3:
 4:00 – 5:00pm
Recognizing that all Living Beings are our Mothers

Session 4:
 7:00 – 8:00pm
Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings


Friday 8

Session 1:  7:30am – 8:30am
Equalizing Self and Others

Session 2:  9:30am – 10:30am
The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing

Session 3:
 4:00 – 5:00pm
The Advantages of Cherishing Others

Session 4:
 7:00 – 8:00pm
Exchanging Self and Others


Saturday 9

Session 1:  7:30am – 8:30am
Great Compassion

Session 2:  9:30am – 10:30am

Session 3:  4:00 – 5:00pm
Wishing Love

Session 4:
 7:00 – 8:00pm

Sunday 10
No sessions


Monday 11

Session 1:  7:30am – 8:30am

Session 2:  9:30am – 10:30am
Tranquil Abiding

Session 3:  4:00 – 5:00pm
Superior Seeing

Session 4:
 7:00 – 8:00pm
Relying Upon A Spiritual Guide


Tuesday 12
Session 1: 7:00 – 8:15pm / General Program Class
The True Nature of Reality – Emptiness


September 5, 2023
September 12, 2023


Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
2120 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R7 Canada
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