Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering Retreat
November 2 & 3 I Introduction—Saturday, Nov 2, 10–11:30AM
Creating merit, receiving blessings, and fulfilling spiritual wishes
We all try to find happiness by improving our external conditions. However, we can see clearly that instead of making us happy, focusing on external conditions only increases suffering, dissatisfaction, and fear in the world. It is time to seek happiness from a different source.
We all wish for pure happiness, but these depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings.
In this retreat, we will focus on the preliminary practices of accumulating merit (positive energy) by making mandala offerings and receiving blessings through the practice of Guru Yoga. In this way, we can realize our deepest wish to experience lasting happiness.
Saturday morning’s Introduction will be led by Gen Kelsang Ingchug, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at KMC New Mexico. For the most benefit, please attend the Introduction, the only session of this 2-day retreat that will be guided. The remaining sessions will be self-guided. Everyone is welcome to attend any part of this retreat.
$30/full retreat, $10/Introduction only, $5/per session, free to TTP and Supporting Members
12:30–2pm Session 1
2:30–4pm Session 2
7:30–9am Session 1
1–2:30pm Session 2
3–4:30 pm Session 3
About the TeacherGen Kelsang Chokyan is an American Buddhist monk. He has been practicing meditation and modern Buddhism for 16 years and is a great example of how to practice Kadampa Buddhism in the modern world. His sincere teachings are presented with humor and warmth, showing us how to find peace and happiness in our everyday daily lives.
Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico,
142 Monroe Street NE, Albuquerque, NM