THE POWER OF JOY | A ONE DAY SILENT RETREAT

Saturday 19 October | 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

Happiness depends upon inner peace. If we train in meditation our mind will become peaceful, clear and joyful, enabling us to remain happy no matter what is happening around us. If we can maintain a sense of joy not only shall we experience inner peace and happiness but the fruits of our practice will ripen swiftly.

On this retreat, Kelsang Monlam will explain how to use the power of joy in both our meditation practice and our daily life so that we maintain great enthusiasm and joy.

Held from 9am-4pm in 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 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 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 incorporate them into everyday life.

LOCATION

Khedrubje Centre, 165 Willoughby rd, Wamberal