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The Path to Enlightenment – a Lamrim Meditation Retreat
August 20 @ 7:30 am - August 25 @ 5:45 pm PDT
- Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
- 6556 24th Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98117 United States
Lamrim, a Tibetan term that means stages of the path, is a special arrangement of Buddha’s teachings that reveals the path to enlightenment. This retreat offers the opportunity to listen to Lamrim teachings and meditate deeply on their meaning. In each session, Gen Khedrub will give a short commentary to the Lamrim meditations as they are presented in the book Modern Buddhism by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, followed by time for prayers and contemplation.
A few sessions will be self-guided in which there will be time for personal study – see schedule below. Everyone is welcome to attend any session; it is not necessary to attend the entire retreat or an entire day. A light dinner will be served each day.
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.
$150 for the entire retreat ($75 for supporters of Kadampa Meditation Center WA).
$35 per day ($20 for supporters)
$10 per session ($5 for supporters)
Basic, low-cost accommodations are available – email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Tuesday, August 20
7:30-9:00am The path of a person of initial scope
10:30am-noon The path of a person of initial scope (self-guided)
4:00-5:30pm The path of a person of initial scope
7:00-8:30pm The path of a person of initial scope
Wednesday, August 21
7:30-9:00am The path of a person of intermediate scope
10:30am-noon The path of a person of intermediate scope (self-guided)
4:00-5:30pm The path of a person of intermediate scope
7:00-8:30pm Heart Jewel puja with self-guided meditation
Thursday, August 22
7:30-9:00am Affectionate love
10:30am-noon The kindness of others
4:00-5:30pm Equalizing self and others
7:00-8:30pm Disadvantages of self-cherishing and advantages of cherishing others
Friday, August 23
7:30-9:00am Exchanging self with others
10:30am-noon Wishing love
4:00-5:30pm Universal compassion
7:00-8:30pm The supreme good heart of bodhichitta
Saturday, August 24
9:00-10:15am Meditations for a clear mind – combined with Saturday Morning Retreat
10:45am-noon Meditations for a clear mind – combined with Saturday Morning Retreat
4:00-5:30pm The six perfections
7:00-8:30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel puja with tsog offering
Sunday, August 25
7:30-9:00am Ultimate bodhichitta
10:00-11:15am Meditations for World Peace – combined with weekly Sunday morning class
11:30am-1:00pm Community brunch potluck
4:00-5:45pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja
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