Advice from the Heart Retreat

Guided Meditation Away Retreat
November 24 – 26, 2017

with Gen Kelsang Rabgye, Resident Teacher of Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Hamilton, ON

and Kelsang Kunden, Resident Teacher of Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Guelph, ON

Gen Kelsang Rabgye (left) and Kelsang Kunden (right)

away retreat

@ Hidden Acres Retreat Centre
1921 37 Line
New Hamburg, ON
N3A 4B5
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About the Retreat

The great Buddhist meditation master Atisha, was requested upon his departure from Tibet to give one final teaching. This famous teaching has become known as ‘Advice From Atisha’s Heart,’ and has been studied, revered, and put into practice ever since. Although given almost 1000 years ago, Atisha’s advice is as practical, inspiring, and profound now, as it was then. This “away retreat” in the quiet countryside is a special opportunity to gain meditation experience of these precious instructions and to receive blessings from Atisha himself.


Course fees (with on-site accommodation)
Single room (double bed) –  $185 – includes all meals Friday eve to Sunday lunch
Shared room (triple room) – $150 – includes all meals Friday eve to Sunday lunch

On-site spaces are limited. Rooms will be booked on a first-come first served basis.
Pillows and blankets are provided. Please bring your own sheets and towel.

Course fees (no accommodation)
Friday only – $15 (no dinner, add dinner for $5)
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – $100 (no Friday dinner, but all other meals)
Saturday & Sunday only – $90 (includes Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch)
Saturday only – $60 (includes lunch and dinner)
Sunday only – $35 (includes lunch)

We ask that you follow your booking with a 25% deposit by cash or cheque (cheque payable to Samudra Buddhist Centre) by November 1 for on-site bookings and November 15 for off-site bookings.

Registration opens Monday, Sept. 25 at noon.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, November 24
Session 1 8 – 9:30pm
Saturday, November 25
Breakfast 7 – 8 am
Session 2 8:30 – 10 am
Session 3 11am – 12:30 pm
Lunch 1 pm
Session 4 3 – 4:30 pm
Dinner 5 pm
Offering to the Spiritual Guide 7 – 9 pm
Sunday, November 26
Breakfast  7 – 8 am
Session 5 8:30 – 10 am
Session 6 11am – 12:30 pm
Lunch / Depart 1 pm