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RETREAT

During a retreat we reduce our normal worldly activities and concentrate for a period of time on developing spiritual qualities and peaceful minds. Retreat offers us the opportunity to take a break from the busyness of everyday city life. Everyone is welcome to come to any or all of the sessions. Sessions are free and unguided.


Amitayus 4 cutoutAMITAYUS RETREAT

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 February from 9am

In this Saturday and Sunday retreat* we have the opportunity to increase our lifespan, merit and wisdom through the special meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus.

Our human life is our most precious possession because it gives us the opportunity to improve ourselves and attain the supreme happiness of enlightenment. We therefore need a long and healthy life. To engage successfully in spiritual practice we also need wisdom, as well as the merit or good fortune that gives our mind the strength to support the growth of inner realisations.

Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom. By engaging in Amitayus practice, we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the deathless state of enlightenment. We can also use this practice to help remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our close friends and family.

 


Sessions Saturday & Sunday

Each session lasts for one and a half hours and consists of chanted prayers sung in English and a period of silence for offering mandalas. You are welcome to drop in for any or all of the retreat sessions and there is no charge.

Session 1 9 - 10.15am
Session 2 11.30am - 12.45pm
Session 3 3 - 4.15pm

Sunday 18 - 6pm - 7.15pm - Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja with Tsog

*The Retreat is not a residential Retreat - sessions are held each day at the Centre.

 

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Meditation & Buddhism for the Gold Coast: Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre
2c/34 Tallebudgera Creetk Road, West Burleigh 4219
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