SUPREME GOOD HEART | A ONE DAY SILENT RETREAT

Saturday August 24 | 9am – 4pm 

Timetable

8.30am   Registration and orientation**
9 – 10.15am   Session 1
10.15 – 10.45am   Morning tea
10.45am – 12pm   Session
12.15 – 1.15pm   Lunch
1.30 – 2.45pm   Session 3
2.45 – 3.15pm   Afternoon Tea
3.15 – 4pm   Session 4

Buddha taught that the highest, most beautiful and powerful state of mind we can attain is the supreme good heart of Bodhichitta – the spontaneous wish to benefit others by attaining the state of enlightenment. Becoming familiar with and cultivating this profoundly compassionate mind enables us to solve all of our problems, fulfil our own wishes and develop the ability to help the ones we love in the most appropriate and beneficial ways.

Held from 9am-4pm in strict silence.

**Please arrive by 8.30am in order for registration and to receive instructions for the day before silence commences.

Location: Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 165 Willoughby Road, Wamberal.

Cost: $60/50 conc. for the day. Cost covers morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea, and all sessions (talks and guided meditations are led by Resident Teacher Kelsang Monlam.)

Our meditation room is air-conditioned and carpeted. You must remove your shoes before entering, so you may want to bring socks. We have both chairs and cushions for floor. We have a small book & gift shop inside the main house. You may want to bring along a notepad & pen for taking notes.

Regarding Silence:
In order to reduce distractions and create an inner and outer environment conducive to mindfulness and concentration, the retreat will be held in strict silence. This includes all forms of verbal and physical communication including talking, mobile phones, notes between people and so forth. For your own benefit, please organise your external life so you will be able to remain mentally and physically on retreat without feeling the need or temptation to contact or worry about the ‘outside world’.

The Teacher

The Teacher of these retreats is Resident Teacher Kelsang Monlam

Kelsang Monlam is the Resident Teacher of Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She is an Australian Buddhist Nun who has been studying and practicing Buddhism under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 13 years.

Kelsang Monlam is well-loved for her deep and insightful wisdom, humour and example of pure Buddhist practice. She presents Buddha’s teachings in a light and practical manner, inspiring students to easily incorporate them into everyday life.

LOCATION

Khedrubje Centre, 165 Willoughby rd, Wamberal