How to prepare for our journey beyond the gates of death. On this retreat we will learn to develop a realistic and constructive awareness of our mortality and use this to inspire us to make this precious human life spiritually meaningful. We will also train in the profound practice of Transference of Consciousness, or Powa, through which we can ensure we die with confidence, grace and fearlessness and take rebirth in the Pure Land of a Buddha. This retreat is based on Geshe-la’s book of the same title and is open to everyone.
A method for purifying all our negativity through meditation and mantra recitation. In the past, both in this life and previous lives, we have performed innumerable negative actions which if left unpurfied will definitely result in unbearable suffering. However by engaging in the powerful practice of Vajrasattva we can purify all this negative karma. On this retreat we can complete the preliminary guide of purification as explained in Oral instructions of Mahamudra.
Amitayus is the Buddha of Infinite Life, Merit and Wisdom. To complete the path to enlightenment we definitely need a long life, abundant merit and great wisdom, and we can obtain all three through the beautiful practice of Amitayus with which our Teacher Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has an especially strong connection. Open to everyone.
This retreat is only open to those who have received a Vajrayogini Empowerment. The aim of this retreat is to gain familiarity with all the practices contained within the sadhana Quick Path to Great Bliss.