PRELIMINARY PRACTICE RETREATS
4 Week Retreat – January 10 through February 4, 2018
The Four Great Preliminary Guide Retreat sessions are invaluable tools for successful spiritual practice. The sessions are sometimes called “gateways” because by stepping through them we can enter into deep and powerful states of meditation and gain authentic realizations. This practice purifies karmic obstructions, removes inner obstacles and allows the light of Buddha’s wisdom to take root in our heart.
• retreat session introductions are held each Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30pm •
Begins Wed • Jan 10 – 14
GOING FOR REFUGE
the gateway to entering Buddhism, generating the compassionate mind of Bodhichitta, the main path to Lamrim realizations and enlightenment
Begins Wed • Jan 17 – 21
the gateway to purifying non-virtuous actions and obstructions, eliminating the main causes of suffering in this life
Begins Wed • Jan 24 – 28
the gateway to accumulate a collection of merit or positive mental energy, the main path to attaining a pure mind and world
Begins Wed • Jan 31 – Feb 4
the gateway to receiving the blessings of all Buddhas, the main path for mixing our mind with the mind of enlightened beings
winter retreat session schedule (90 min each)
Wednesdays 7:00 pm (introduction)
Thursdays and Fridays 8:00 am • 11:00 am • 4:30 pm • 7:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am • 12:00 pm • 4:30 pm • 7:00 pm
Sundays 9:00 am • 4:30 pm • 7:00 pm
Come to all the sessions or drop in to as many as you can fit into your schedule. No RSVP necessary.
Cost: $5 per session or $15/day • free for members
Please call Gen Kelsang Tangpa at 310 848-9680 if you have any questions.
Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254