New Year, New You  Retreat

              

 

 

  January 2nd - 22nd, 2017

four sessions daily:

7:00 am - 8:00 am  

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm***(Sundays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      

 

Start out the new year with the determination to improve your inner peace: the real power to make lasting changes that bring happiness into your life.  Everybody is welcome regardless of religious background, affiliation or previous meditation experience.

 

Each day we will offer 4 opportunities to engage in retreat with us.  We will have meditation retreat sessions at 7:00 am, 12 pm, 5 pm and 7:00 pm daily.  Sundays there will be a slight change in the schedule,  the sessions will be held at 11:00 am and not noon to follow our current Sunday class schedule . These sessions will include Buddhist chanted prayers (in English), and include guided contemplation and meditation by a senior Teacher.  You are welcome to attend as few or as many  sessions as you wish.  If you would like to  create a  meditation retreat schedule for yourself,  you can decide in advance how many sessions you would like to participate in ahead of time to create a more structured retreat experience for yourself.  

 

This retreat will have three parts.  The first week highlights the Stages of the Path, or Lamrim, as explained by the great Buddhist Master Je Tsongkhapa, the Founder of the Kadampa lineage teachings. We will use commentary and contemplations from How to Understand the Mind, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  The chanted prayers used during the retreat will be 'Prayers for Meditation'  and 'The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra'.   Sadhanas will be available for your use, or  can be purchased in our Center bookstore and also via electronic download from http://www.tharpa.com/us/

There is no cost to attend retreat sessions.  If you would like to make a donation,  a donation of $5 per retreat session is suggested.  We also invite you to consider becoming a Supporting Member.  Supporting Memberships are $65 monthly and include FREE retreat and General Program Meditation Class sessions!  You can find more information about a supporting membership by following the    Supporting Member    link .

We will also be continuing our weekly General Program classes throughout the month each Tuesday and Thursday  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. These classes will contain the daily retreat meditation object and topic with more detailed explanation.  Suggested donation for the General Program Drop In Meditation Classes is $10.

 

Retreat Schedule Meditation Topics

Monday, January 2nd
7 am   - Precious human life
12 pm - Precious human life
5 pm    - Death
7 pm    - Death

Tuesday, January 3rd
7 am  - Lower rebirth
12 pm - Refuge
5 pm  - Refuge
7 pm - Karma *General Program Drop In Meditation Class

Wednesday, January 4th
7 am  - Renunciation
12 pm - Renunciation
5 pm  - Renunciation
7 pm - Renunciation

Thursday, January 5th
7 am - Abandon self grasping ignorance
12 pm - Attain liberation
5 pm - Ultimate truth of cessation
7 pm - Ultimate truth of cessation *General Program Drop In Meditation Class

Friday, January 6th
7 am - Cherishing all living beings
12 pm - Cherishing all living beings
5 pm - Universal compassion
7 pm - Universal compassion

Saturday, January 7th
7 am - Bodhichitta
12 pm - Bodhichitta
5 pm -  perfections
7 pm - Six Perfections

Sunday, January 8th
7 am - Emptiness
11 am  - Emptiness
5 pm - Emptiness
7 pm - Liberation from Sorrow

Monday, January 9th
7 am - Refuge 

12 pm - Refuge

5 pm - Refuge

7 pm - Refuge

Tuesday, January 10th

7 am - Refuge

12 pm - Offering to the Spiritual Guide 

5 pm - Refuge

7 pm - Refuge *General Program Drop In Meditation Class

Wednesday, January 11th
7 am - Guru Yoga 

12 pm - Guru Yoga

5 pm - Guru Yoga

7 pm - Guru Yoga


Thursday, January 12th
7 am - Guru Yoga 

12 pm - Guru Yoga

5 pm - Guru Yoga

7 pm - Guru Yoga  *General Program Drop In Meditation Class

Friday, January 13th
7 am - Purfication

12 pm - Purification

5 pm - Purifcation

7 pm - Purification 

Saturday, January 14th
7 am - Purification 

12 pm - Purification

5 pm - Purification 

7 pm - Purification 

Sunday, January 15th
7 am - Mandala Offerings 

11 am - Mandala Offerings

5 pm - Mandala Offerings

7 pm - Mandala Offerings

Monday, January 16th
7 am - Mandala offerings

12 pm - Mandala Offerings

5 pm - Mandala Offerings

7 pm - Mandala Offerings 

Tuesday, January 17th ***HYT Practitioners only

7 am - Self generation 

12 pm - Self generation

5 pm - Self generation

7 pm - Self generation *General Program Drop In Meditation Class


Wednesday, January 18th***HYT Practitioners only
7 am - Tranquil abiding 

12 pm - Tranquil abiding

5 pm - Tranquil abiding

7 pm - Tranquil abiding 

Thursday, January 19th***HYT Practitioners only
7 am - Superior seeing 

12 pm - Superior seeing

5 pm - Superior seeing

7 pm - Superior seeing *General Program Drop In Meditation Class


Friday, January 20th***HYT Practitioners only
7 am - Yoga of the central channel

12 pm - Yoga of the central channel

5 pm - Yoga of the central channel

7 pm - Yoga of the central channel

Saturday, January 21st***HYT Practitioners only
7 am - Yoga of the indestructible drop

11 am - Yoga of the indestructible drop

5 pm - Yoga of the indestructible drop

7 pm - Yoga of the indestructible drop

Sunday, January 22nd***HYT Practitioners only
7 am - Yoga of the indestructible wind 

11 am - Yoga of the indestructible wind

5 pm - Yoga of the indestructible wind

7 pm - Wishfulfilling Jewel

session cancelled due to inclement weather

session cancelled due to inclement weather

session cancelled due to inclement weather

session cancelled due to inclement weather

session cancelled due to inclement weather

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