Retreats are essential to deepen our meditation practice and improve our concentration. At Avalokiteshvara Centre we offer both retreats at the Centre and also Away Retreats.
At the Centre
Every year we hold 7 weeks of retreats throughout the year:
Lamrim (Stages of the Path to Enlightenment) Retreat – one week in August and one week in January
Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering Retreat – one week in November and one week in June
Vajrasattva Purification Retreat – one week in December
Refuge Retreat – one week in March
Vajrayogini Self – Generation Retreat – one week in January
We also hold various other meditation retreats for all levels one weekends throughout the year at the Centre.
From time to time we will hold retreats at our National Temple, Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada in Toronto and at various venues in the countryside.