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Refuge Retreat

July 6, 2023 - July 8, 2023

July 6 – July 8         This is a guided retreat.

Thursday evening introduction: $15 (free for supporting members)
Friday / Saturday:
Single sessions: $8 ($6 supporting members) (except for Friday 7:30am session – no charge)
Full Retreat: $30 ($20 supporting members)

During this retreat we will spend time developing the powerful mind of refuge, our actual protection from pain and problems. Through the practice of refuge, relying on the three jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, we gradually build stable, peaceful and joyful minds that give us the confidence and strength to make authentic spiritual progress.

On Thursday evening, there will be commentary to the practice of refuge. In this practice, we learn to develop our wisdom and compassion through meditating on Buddha’s teachings, by relying on the enlightened mind of Buddha, and through receiving help from Sangha, pure spiritual practitioners.

On Friday and Saturday, most sessions will be guided except the first session on Friday.
There will be extensive prayers in each session – we will be using the prayer sadhana and practice of Offering to the Spiritual Guide.

 

Thurs, July 6:
Introduction: 7:00 – 8:15pm

Fri, July 7: 

Session 1: 7:30 – 9:00am (unguided)
Session 2: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Session 3: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Session 4: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Saturday, July 8

Session 5: 7:30 – 9:00am
Session 6: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Session 7: 4:00 – 5:30pm

Details

Start:
July 6, 2023
End:
July 8, 2023

Venue

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