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Sun, May 26, 2024


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 


One Day Retreat: Vajrasattva Meditation and Recitation Practice with Geshe Tenley



Many people practice Buddhist meditation for its calming effect on the mind. As our skill at steadying the mind increases, we often develop a more focused understanding of the wide variety of thoughts and emotions within us, which inevitably brings us face-to-face with mental states that are not so pleasant. These disturbing emotions can also cause disharmony with others. Although recognizing our negative mental patterns is a solid first step, it is usually not sufficient to prevent them from reappearing when difficult situations arise. In addition, we can often experience various obstacles in our life and in our dharma practice. For this reason, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition encourages practitioners to engage in the powerful practice of Vajrasattva deity yoga to help counter negative habits of body, speech and mind which create our present and future experiences of disharmony, lack of freedom, and unhappiness.

As FPMT Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes Vajrasattva purification practice, "If you want others to love you, you must first love others. If you benefit others, naturally they will benefit you. The cause and effect of karma is as simple as this. The Vajrasattva purification practice, which is more powerful than negative karma, can prevent you from experiencing the problems that negative karma would otherwise bring you. Thus, the practice of purification is one of the most important solutions to our problems and is extremely necessary, even for people who believe that we have only one life."

We are pleased to announce that Kurukulla Center resident teacher Geshe Tenley will lead a one day Vajrasattva Meditation and Recitation Practice on Sunday, May 26. This retreat is open to anyone looking to purify their negative karma and one does not need to have received any particular initiations to participate. It would be beneficial to memorize the long version of Vajrasattva mantra before the retreat begins which is located in the text below. It is advised that you attend all sessions of the retreat. There will be a vegetarian lunch served (no eggs).

Schedule of Retreat Sessions:
9:00 - 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch break: 12:30 - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 3:30 PM
3:45 - 5:00 PM

To download the text: Meditational Recitation of Vajrasattva.

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