Retreats 

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path – The Guide to Profound Meditation

Introduction – Friday 5 January  7pm -8:30pm

je tsongkhapaWritten by the great Buddhist master Je Tsongkhapa, the Three Principal Aspects of the Path is a brief yet profound and practical guide to meditation on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This guide is based on the instructions Je Tsongkhapa received directly from the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and eloquently translated by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

This course will guide us through understanding the three essential aspects of all Buddha’s 84,000 teachings, helping us to deepen our experience of each stage of the path. By increasing our wisdom we will improve our practice and gradually progress toward the ultimate peace of enlightenment.

  • Deepening our desire to fulfill our true potential
  • Learning how to develop a supremely good heart
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of the true nature of reality

Everyone is welcome to the introduction and also to the retreat sessions that will follow.
$12 drop-in | Series Pass accepted. Free with Centre Card.

Retreat Sat 6 & Sun 7 January

Retreat times (Sat & Sun):

9:00am – 10:15am
11am – 12:15pm
Potluck lunch (please bring something to share if you would like to join us for lunch)
2:30pm – 3:45pm
4:15pm – 5:30pm

$5 a session | $15 a day. Free with Centre Card.

Vajrayogini Retreat

Introduction- What is Tantra? – Friday 12 January  7pm -8:30pm

vajrayoginiBuddha said that everything is created by mind. Tantra is the practice of creating a pure world through the power of correct imagination. Join us for this Introduction to Tantra course. This class is open for everyone who want to learn about Tantra and also for those who are interested in receiving their Tantra empowerments. This class will be followed by a Vajrayogini Retreat on Saturday that is open only to those who have already received Highest Yoga Empowerments.

Introduction is open to everyone.

$12 drop-in | Series Pass accepted. Free with Centre Card.

Retreat Sat 13 January

A guided retreat with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden

It is said that as times become more degenerate the blessings of Heruka and Vajrayogini become stronger and that it becomes easier for practitioners to swiftly receive their blessings.  We can open ourselves up to Vajrayogini’s transformative blessings through engaging in her  practices.  Join us for a  day retreat this January to immerse yourself in the wonderful practice of The Blissful Path.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for Tantric practitioners to become closer to Buddha Vajrayogini.

Retreat times (Sat & Sun):

Only for those with HYT.
9am – 10:30am
11am – 12:30pm
Potluck lunch (please bring something to share if you would like to join us for lunch)
2pm – 3:30pm
4pm – 5:30pm

Please bring The Blissful Path sadhana and The New Guide to Dakini Land and/or Modern Buddhism.

$5 a session | $15 a day. Free with Centre Card.

Heruka Retreat

Introduction- What is Tantra (Part 2)? – Friday 19 January  7pm -8:30pm

herukaBuddha said that everything is created by mind. Tantra is the practice of creating a pure world through the power of correct imagination. Join us for the second part of this Introduction to Tantra course. This class is open for everyone who want to learn about Tantra and also for those who are interested in receiving their Tantra empowerments. This class will be followed by a Heruka Retreat on Saturday that is open only to those who have already received Highest Yoga Empowerments.

Introduction is open to everyone.

$12 drop-in | Series Pass accepted. Free with Centre Card.
(introduction is open to everyone)

Retreat Sat 20 January

Retreat times:

Only for those with HYT. Please bring Yoga of Buddha Heruka and Modern Buddhism.
9am – 10:30am
11am – 12:30pm
Potluck lunch (please bring something to share if you would like to join us for lunch)
2pm – 3:30pm
4pm – 5:30pm

$5 a session | $15 a day. Free with Centre Card.

Mahamudra Retreat – The Nature of the Mind

Introduction- What is Mahamudra? – Friday 26 January  7pm -8:30pm

mahamudraDiscovering Stillness Within: Meditating on the Clear Nature of the Mind
Buddha’s explanation of the mind is practical, wise and deeply transformative; it reveals an experiential path leading to the realization of our full spiritual potential. In particular, within Kadampa Buddhism, the presentation of Mahamudra emphasizes the meditation on the clear nature of the mind and its enormous creative power. Through this sublime, profound, and deeply relaxing meditation, we gain deep insight into the flexible and limitless nature of our own mind.

$12 drop-in | Series Pass accepted. Free with Centre Card.
(introduction and retreat are open to everyone)

Retreat Sat 27 January

Retreat times:

9am – 10:30am
11am – 12:30pm
Potluck lunch (please bring something to share if you would like to join us for lunch)
2pm – 3:30pm
4pm – 5:30pm

$5 a session | $15 a day. Free with Centre Card.

Amitayus Long Life Retreat

Saturday 10 February (3 sessions)

Please join us for this one-day annual retreat where we will engage in the practice of Amitayus, Buddha of Long Life. By sincerely relying upon Amitayus and receiving his blessings, we can increase our lifespan, wisdom and positive energy.This retreat will be followed by Offering to the Spiritual Guide – Long Life prayers. Everyone is welcome.

Retreat times:

9am – 10:15am
11am – 12:15pm
Potluck lunch (please bring something to share if you would like to join us for lunch)
2pm – 3:15pm
4pm – Offering to the Spiritual Guide Prayers (no charge)

$15 full retreat. Free with Centre Card.