4 Weeks – January 11 through February 5, 2017


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 •


Winter Retreat Month

Week 1

Begins Wed • Jan 11 – 15
the gateway to entering Buddhism, generating the compassionate mind of Bodhichitta, the main path to Lamrim realizations and enlightenment

Week 2

Begins Wed • Jan 18 – 22
the gateway to purifying non-virtuous actions and obstructions, eliminating the main causes of suffering in this life

Week 3

Begins Wed • Jan 25 – 29
the gateway to accumulate a collection of merit or positive mental energy, the main path to attaining a pure mind and world

Week 4

Begins Wed • Feb 1 – 5
the gateway to receiving the blessings of all Buddhas, the main path for mixing our mind with the mind of enlightened beings


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.

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
Ph: 310 848-9680