Jan 16 – 17, 2021
Streamed Online – Will be available until Jan. 23
Everyone is welcome to this simple, but profound guided meditation retreat.
This retreat is based on a special poem entitled Eight Verses of Training the Mind, written by Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa almost 1,000 years ago. Through reflecting on and meditating on these eight verses, we can develop our own universal love and compassion. By relying on this ancient wisdom, which still applies to our modern-day life, we can learn the methods to create a life and a world based on compassion and wisdom.
There will be an introductory session followed by nine sessions through which we can gain meditative experience in order to familiarize ourself with our actual nature, which is compassion.
This retreat is perfect for beginners or those familiar with meditation. Each session will include commentary to a verse and guided meditation to gain our own experience with that verse as it relates to our own life.
Since these sessions will be available for the entire week, you can choose how you engage in this retreat. You may wish to engage in all sessions on the weekend and repeat them throughout the week, or you may wish to engage in one or two sessions each day over the course of the week. Each session is between 1.25 and 1.5 hours.
$40 | $20 for Basic members | Free for Full or Benefactor members.
Session 2: The Benefits of Cherishing Others
Session 3: How to Cherish Others
Session 4: Overcoming self-cherishing
Session 5: Developing Compassion
Session 7: The Practice of Patience and Giving Love
Session 8: Taking and Giving
Session 9: The Supreme Good Heart
Session 10: Relying on Wisdom
main text being used
- The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
- Chanted prayers to prepare for meditation: The Liberating Prayer, Prayers for Meditation