We engage in refuge retreat every Spring to draw closer to Buddha – the source of all Buddhist refuge.
The foundation of the Buddhist way of life is to go for refuge – to Buddha, to guide us along the spiritual path to enlightenment; to Dharma (Buddha’s teachings) to protect us from fear and suffering; and to Sangha (those practising Buddha’s teachings) to inspire us, show a good example and to help us along the path to inner peace.
During this retreat, spend time developing the beautiful mind of refuge, fill your mind with inspiring blessings and discover how to free yourself from suffering and problems permanently.
There are four sessions a day. Each session lasts for an hour and a half and consists of chanted prayers sung in English and a silent period for reading, contemplation and meditation.
There is free 2 hour street parking after 6pm Monday to Fridays and all day Sundays in Guelph. There is also free parking after 6pm and on Sundays in the Wyndham St parking lot. All day parking is available on Saturdays in this lot for $2.