Pure Mind, Pure World—Vajrasattva Retreat

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WEEKEND RETREAT IN ALBUQUERQUE

Friday through Monday, December 18–21

Pure Mind, Pure World

Purify negative karma and experience a light and joyful mind

The purpose of understanding and believing in karma is to prevent future suffering and to establish a basic foundation for the path to liberation and enlightenment. In our previous lives we performed various kinds of non virtuous actions that caused others suffering. As a result, various kinds of unwanted situations arise for us and we experience suffering.

However, if we purify our negative karma before it ripens, and abandon engaging in non virtuous actions, we can avoid experiencing suffering in the future.

Buddha Vajrasattva is the embodiment of the completely pure mind of all the Buddhas. By receiving his purifying blessings, we can free our mind from the negativity of our past, obstructions to our spiritual practice, and experience a light, joyful mind.

In this retreat, we will focus on the four special ways to remove negative karma known as the ‘four opponent powers’ using the sadhana Hundred of Deities of the Joyful Land. By doing this, we remove karmic potentials that not only give rise to painful experiences but are obstacles to attaining spiritual realizations.

Led by Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Buddhist monk and Resident Teacher at KMC New Mexico. Suitable for all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome!


Retreat Schedule:

All sessions are guided. You may attend any part of this retreat.

FRIDAY
5:30–6:15pm Introduction Talk

SATURDAY
10–11:15am Session 1
11:45am–1pm Session 2
2:30–3:45pm Session 3

SUNDAY
11:45am–1pm Session 1
2:30–3:15pm Session 2
4–5:15pm Session 3

MONDAY
10–11:15am Session 1
11:45am–1pm Session 2
2:30–3:45pm Session 3


$30/full retreat

Free for TTP and Supporting Members

Everyone Welcome!


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Gen Kelsang Chokyan is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico. He has been practicing meditation and modern Buddhism for 18 years and teaches with warmth and enthusiasm, showing us how to find peace and happiness in our daily life.

LOCATION

**This retreat will be LIVE-STREAMED then ON-DEMAND**