April 30-May 4,2012
"The main purpose of spiritual path is awakening. This awakening isn't some supernatural awakening. It's awakening to the truth." Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Buddhism is not religion in the usual sense of the word. It is a method of investigation and contemplation that allows you to work skillfully with the positive potentials and negative energies of your own mind in order to achieve a wakeful state of well being.
In this 5 day introductory course on Buddhism and meditation, we’ll explore the basic principles of the different schools of Buddhism. The facilitators will present an overview of the history, philosophy and practices of the Buddhist path through Dharma talks, discussions, teaching DVD and meetings with Lamas and Khenpos in the near by monastery.
The program will include guided sitting and walking meditation, silent reflection periods and personal interviews with the meditation instructors.
Retreat will begin at 9:00am on April 30th and conclude at 4:00pm on May 4th.
Venerable Aggacitta is a Theravada monk from Japan. He trained under the Burmese and Sri Lanka Buddhist monastic tradition for 9 years. He has been studying under various teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Melitis Kwong is a long time student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. She has completed a 3 years retreat in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.