Joyful Path Retreat
A New Year ~ A New Start
Monday-Saturday, January 2-7, 2017
in Four 1 Hour Sessions/Day: 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 6pm
Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre
No Charge ~ Everyone Welcome
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso describes Lamrim as the ‘joyful path’. During this Lamrim retreat we will explore how a deeper experience of meditation can create inner peace and solve our daily problems.
Ideal for newcomers, for those wishing to rediscover the joy of meditation and for those who wish to start the New Year recommitting to their spiritual path. This retreat includes instruction, guided meditations, and chanted prayers.
You are welcome to drop in to any retreat session. All sessions are 1 hour in duration. See the Schedule Tab for more details.
As a courtesy to all meditators, please arrive and be seated in silence a few minutes before each session begins. Thank you!
No registration required. All sessions are free. Donations gratefully accepted.Drop in to any session.Please arrive a few minutes early before each session begins.
Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre
970 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BCLocated on Blanshard between Broughton and Courtney, just next to the Central Library with the parking garage underneath. Close to bus lines on Fort and Douglas.Click or Tap Here for a Google Map Showing the Location of Our CentreParking Information for Our New Location
Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend this retreat?
No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.What do I need to bring?
Nothing is required.How should I dress for class?
No special clothing is required. We recommend wearing something comfortable.Do I need to sit on a cushion?
No, most people sit on chairs. We do have some cushions available if you prefer them and you are welcome to bring your own mat and cushion if you desire.Who will lead the sessions?
Each meditation session will be led by a qualified and experienced teacher of Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
|Mon, Jan 2||9:30am||Our Precious Human Life|
|11am||Death and Impermanence|
|1pm||The Danger of Lower Rebirth|
|Tues, Jan 3||9:30am||Actions and their Effects|
|11am||Developing Renunciation for Samsara – Part 1|
|1pm||Developing Renunciation for Samsara – Part 2|
|Wed, Jan 4||9:30am||Living Beings are Our Mothers|
|11am||Kindness of Living Beings|
|1pm||Equalizing Self and Others|
|6pm||The Disadvantages of Self-cherishing|
|Thur, Jan 5||9:30am||The Advantages of Cherishing Others|
|11am||Exchanging Self with Others|
|Fri, Jan 6||9:30am||Wishing Love|
|6pm||Tranquil Abiding – Great Compassion|
|Sat, Jan 7||9:30am||Tranquil Abiding – Great Compassion|
|11am||Superior Seeing – Emptiness|
|1pm||Superior Seeing – Emptiness|
|6pm||Relying on Our Spiritual Guide|