Silent Day Retreat: Lay Down Your Burden – A Vajrasattva Purification Retreat, Sat., May 19th, 10AM – 5PM

Buddha taught that all our past virtuous actions lead to happiness and all our past negative actions lead to suffering.Through the kindness of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification, we have the opportunity to overcome our negative actions

(or karma) by sincerely applying the four opponent powers. In this retreat, we will gain experience of how to apply these powers, and by doing so, begin to remove both the causes of future suffering and obstacles to our spiritual development.  As we purify our mind of negativity we naturally become happier and experience better conditions. With a steady practice of purification we eventually will become completely pure.

Our Resident Teacher, Gen Chogden, will give teachings in each session and guide meditations. All participants will remain silent during teachings and breaks so we can focus within. We will slowly come out of silence in the last session with Q&A.
Lunch is included with full-day pre-registration. All participants can also enjoy the snacks, coffee, and tea in the World Peace Cafe during breaks.

Saturday, May 19th, 10am – 5pm

Part 1: 10 – 11am, 11:45am – 12:45pm; Part 2: 2 – 3pm, 3:45 – 5pm

Full Day Cost: $40– or $35 for early registration (by May 12), students, seniors 60+, and unemployed.- Lunch included (lunch availability only guaranteed for those who have pre-registered by May 12).

Half Day Cost: $25– or $20 for early registration (by May 12), students, seniors 60+, and unemployed.- Doesn’t include Lunch, but you can purchase lunch in our World Peace Café, as availability allows.

Free for Student and Benefactor Level Members

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME, however lunch availability can only be guaranteed for those who have pre-registered.

Location: Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland World Peace Temple, 900 E Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212