Heart Jewel: The Essence Practice of Kadampa Buddhism Day Retreat
Sat. June 18, 2016 @ 10am – 5pm
A Kadampa is someone who takes as their main practice the Lamrim, the stages of the path. Kadam means ‘all of Buddha’s instructions’ and pa means ‘practitioner’, so a Kadampa is someone who puts all of Buddha’s instructions into practice within the context of the Lamrim. The essential practice of Kadampa Buddhism is to do Heart Jewel with Lamrim meditation. This is the defining characteristic of a Kadampa Buddhist.
Heart Jewel is a chanted meditation that is a method for receiving attainments. It also contains prayers to our Dharma Protector, the wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden, who protects our tradition and removes obstacles from our own spiritual practice. In this day retreat, we will learn how to use this sadhana as a guided meditation that connects us with our Spiritual Guide and deepens our understanding of the Lamrim meditations.
Cost for full day: $35 for students/seniors 60+/unemployed or if registered by June 15th. $40 if registered after June 15th. Includes lunch!
Cost for half day: $20 for students/seniors 60+/unemployed or if registered by June 15th. $25 if registered after June 15th. Does not include lunch, but you can purchase lunch in the World Peace Cafe.
Free for student level members or above (does not include lunch).
Pre-registration is now closed, but you can still register at the door!
Session 1: 10 – 11am
Session 2: 11:45am – 12:45pm
Lunch: 12:45pm – 2pm
Session 3: 2 – 3pm
Session 4: 3:45 – 5pm