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About the Retreat:

Practicing Guru Yoga sincerely is relying on the Spiritual Guide, the root of the spiritual path. Guru Yoga is an especially powerful method that enables us to receive the blessings of all the Buddha’s and greatly increases our store of merit. Guru Yoga is a special method for receiving the blessings of all the Buddha’s and Holy Beings and making mandala offerings is a special method to accumulate a vast amount of merit (positive karma/energy). Developing faith in our Spiritual Guide is like the sun shining on the snow mountain of our Spiritual Guide causing the water-like blessings to pour into our consciousness.

Offering the Mandala is the best method to free ourselves from future poverty and to create the cause for rebirth in a Buddha’s Pure Land. In general ‘mandala’ means ‘universe’, but a literal translation is ‘taking the essence’ (of our precious human life). By making mandala offerings we lessen our attachment to worldly enjoyments and possessions and we accumulate a vast amount of merit. As a result we experience a gradual increase of our enjoyments, wealth, and good conditions.

Retreat Schedule:

Saturday 21st:

Session 1:  09:00 - 10:15  

Session 2:  10:45 - 12:00

Heart Jewel Prayers: 12:15 - 13:00

When and where?

VKBC Johannesburg
Colony Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue
Craighall Park
South Africa

Sat 21 Dec 2019 at 9:30 AM (SAST)
Sat 21 Dec 2019 at 1:00 PM (SAST)

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Organiser details

Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre