Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

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Sat Nov 14, 09:30 - Tue Nov 17, 15:15
location
At VKBC or Zoom

About

The gateway to purifying non-virtuous actions and obstructions from 14 to17 November with Gen Kelsang Mila


Vajrasattva is the manifestation of the purifying power of all Buddha’s.  

During this retreat, we have the opportunity to purify our non-virtuous actions and obstructions.

By engaging in the four opponent powers and the purification practices of Buddha Vajrasattva, we can remove both the causes of our future suffering and obstacles to our spiritual practice.

Since purification is the root of future happiness and spiritual realizations, we should strive to cleanse our mind of delusions and negative karma by practicing the meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva. This is the supreme method to purify.


What is Retreat?

Retreat means we stop all forms of business and extraneous activities in order to emphasize a particular spiritual practice. There are three kinds of retreats: physical, verbal, and mental.

We engage in physical retreat when, with a spiritual motivation, we isolate ourselves from other people, activities, and noise, and disengage from extraneous and meaningless actions.

We engage in verbal retreat when, with a spiritual motivation, we refrain from meaningless talk and periodically remain silent.

We engage in mental retreat by preventing distractions and strong delusions such as attachment, anger, and jealousy from arising, and by maintaining mindfulness and conscientiousness.

If we remain in physical and verbal retreat but fail to observe mental retreat, our retreat will have little power. Such a retreat may be relaxing, but if we do not prevent strong delusions from arising even on retreat our mind will not be at peace. However, keeping physical and verbal retreat will help us to keep mental retreat.  

 

Retreat Schedule:


14 / 15 / 16 November

Session 1: 09:30 -10:45 Guided Session

Session 2: 11:30 -12:45

Session 3: 14:00 -15:15

Session 4: 16:00 -17:15


17 November

Session 1: 09:30 -10:45 Guided Session

Session 2: 11:30 -12:45

Session 3: 14:00 -15:15


How to join in? 

Online

Download Zoom. (free). Once purchased your ticket, insert the Zoom ID and Password into your Zoom - Join a Meeting, add your first name, and you will automatically be connected to the class. You don't need to sign in to Zoom.

In Person 

There is limited space to attend at the Colony. Please email [email protected] should you wish to attend in - person.


We will be using the prayer booklet Recitation and Meditation of Solitary Vajrasattva , which is available for purchase at the centre, cost R 55.




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Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)

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