Vajrasattva Retreat : Purification of Negative Karma

Sat Dec 18, 10:00 - Sun Dec 19, 15:15
At VKBC or Zoom


Vajrasattva Retreat : Purification of Negative Karma - 18th & 19th December 2021 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.

Everyone Welcome!

Location : Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 345 Jan Smuts avenue, The Colony Shopping Center, Craighall Park

Tea and coffee available  

Meals : Restaurants in the area for your account


Saturday 18th December

Session 1: 10:00 - 11:15 

Session 2: 11:45 - 13:00 

Session 3: 14:00 - 15:15

Sunday 19th December

Session 1: 10:00 - 11:15 

Session 2: 11:45 - 13:00 

Session 3: 14:00 - 15:15

How to join in? 


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

We would love you to join 15 minutes before the course starts to meet the other attendees.

You are also invited to ask any questions during the course using the Zoom Chat facility.


In Person 

Please arrive 15 minutes before the event starts to register and settle in. 

We have a book shop to browse, water on sale, and it is helpful to bring a pen and notebook if you would like to take notes. There is secure and ample parking. 

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


Vajrasattva Retreat : Purification of Negative Karma
At VKBC or Zoom
345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Randburg, 2146
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