How to Rely Upon a Spiritual Guide
Go deeper with your spiritual practice in this half day advanced retreat.
Saturday, July 29 • 9am-1:30pm
with David Craft
$20 with pre registration ($25 at the door)
In any endeavor, by following a qualified teacher’s example and sincerely applying his or her instructions, eventually we accomplish our aim and become just like our teacher. If reliance upon a qualified teacher is necessary for ordinary achievements, how much more necessary is it for spiritual attainments like liberation and enlightenment? Relying upon a Spiritual Guide is the root of the spiritual path and the foundation of all spiritual attainments. If a pure disciple meets a pure Spiritual Guide, it is not difficult for him or her to reach enlightenment.
“Our mind is like a field, our Spiritual Guide’s instructions are like seeds sown in that field, and our faith in our Spiritual Guide is like water that germinates these seeds. If these three come together we will quickly and easily harvest a rich crop of Dharma realizations.” —Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
9-10:15am Session 1
10:45am-12pm Session 2
12:30-1:30pm Heart Jewel w/guided meditations
Each session will include prayers and guided meditations.
About the Teacher
David Craft is a practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism with many years of meditative experience. He presents Buddha’s teachings with warmth and clarity and is appreciated for his loving kindness and inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner.
You can register using the link below or in the bookstore.