Seize the Day – Morning Retreat
September 26, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm| $20
Classes are simultaneously onsite and online. We have limited seating onsite to practice social distancing. If you are agree to the covid-19 rules, we are very happy to have you here. Please text 226486.2417 at least a half hour before class to reserve your seat. Or feel free to join us via zoom via the links below.
Seize the Day
half day meditation retreat
online and onsite with Kelsang Kunden
For this morning retreat we will follow the traditional meditations on death using nine ways of reasoning: to gain conviction that death is certain; the time of death is uncertain; at the time of death only our practice of Dharma will be of benefit to us.
Although we intellectually understand the death is certain for us and we do not know when. Although we know that we will face death alone, we put off thinking about our death. In fact, our normal thought is, “I will not die” and we do not prepare ourselves for the inevitable. Engaging in this meditation practice will make a deep impression on our mind, like the elephant’s footprint. If we meditate on death now, we will not experience fear, frustration anxiety and despair at our death time. We will be free of these disturbing emotions and will use our life meaningfully. Venerable Geshe-la says when we have experience of this meditation: “When death comes we will feel like a child returning to the home of its parents and we will pass away gladly.” If we are thinking about death, then we will be thinking of gathering the protections of spiritual experience for ourself and for others.
$20. Free for members.
Session One: 9:30 – 10:30am Teaching and Meditation
Session Two: 11 – 12pm Teaching and Meditation
Session Three: 12:30 – 1:30pm Teaching and Meditation