MEDITATION RETREAT IN ALBUQUERQUE
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 14–16 /ONLINE & IN-PERSON
Mandala Offering Retreat
INTRODUCTION TALK | FRIDAY, 6:30PM with Gen Kelang Chokyan
Creating merit, receiving blessings, and fulfilling spiritual wishes
We have all tried to find happiness by improving material things and external conditions, but instead of making us happy, improving external conditions has only increased the suffering, dissatisfaction, and fear in the world. We can see this very clearly. From our side, therefore, we need to seek happiness from a different source.
We all wish for spiritual realizations, pathways to 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, or positive energy, by making mandala offerings. In this way, we can realize our deepest wish to experience lasting happiness.
Engaging in Mandala Offering Retreat is a powerful way to make swift progress in your spiritual journey. We will be using the prayer booklet, The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land. You can read more about mandala offerings in the following texts by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra, Great Treasury of Merit, and The New Guide to Dakini Land.
Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chokyan, will give the Introduction Talk and guide all retreat sessions. If this is your first time engaging in this retreat, you are strongly encouraged to attend the Introduction Talk on Friday night.
9–10:15am Session 1
11:15am–12:30pm Session 2
2–3:15pm Session 3
4–5:15pm Session 4
8–9:15am Session 1
12–1:15pm Session 2
2–3:15pm Session 3
*All retreat sessions will be guided by Gen Chokyan, live streamed online and in-person.
FREE to KMC New Mexico TTP and Supporting Members.
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Chokyan is an American Buddhist monk. He has been practicing meditation and modern Buddhism for 18 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.
**This course will be IN-PERSON & ONLINE and remain available for 7 days **