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Silent Concentration Retreat in Hermosa Beach

Half Day Class on Perfecting Concentration

DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT IS TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

HELD IN TWO LOCATIONS

HERMOSA BEACH

Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th Street
Hermosa Beach, CA  90254

SANTA ANA

Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
231 E Memory Lane
Santa Ana, CA  92705

 

To attain perfect concentration we must overcome all forms of distraction. These are of two types: outer distractions and inner distractions. Outer distractions develop when we come into contact with external objects that cause delusions to arise in our mind. Inner distractions are more subtle. They develop in meditation when we remember objects of attachment and so forth. When our concentration becomes stable our mind is like a motionless candle flame clearly illuminating its object.

During the November half day class, you will choose a qualified meditation to repeat twice each day leading up to retreat.  Then during the retreat you will be guided in your meditation in four sessions each day to develop the clarity and stillness of stable concentration.  It is this concentration that reduces and finally eliminates the distance between the mind and its object, causing the mind and its object to mix.  (More information provided below about the retreat.)

Everyone will benefit from the Half Day Class whether or not you plan to attend the Silent Retreat. This day class will provide a wealth of information regarding obstacles to concentration and various remedies will be discussed.

Cost

$25 includes refreshments
Please RSVP to info@MeditateInTheSouthBay.org and kindly indicate which location you plan to attend.

“Pure concentration is like a two-edged sword; it has the edge of single-pointedness or stability, and it has the edge of clarity and intensity.  To attain single-pointedness at the beginning we have to make great effort, but if we apply too much effort we lose our single-pointedness and our mind begins to waver towards another object.  On the other hand, if we do not apply enough effort we lose our grip on the object and mental sinking sets in. . . .  We have to learn to adjust our effort so that it is not too tight and not too loose, rather as a musician has to adjust the strings of an instrument.”

~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, from Joyful Path of Good Fortune


Silent Concentration Retreat**

DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT IS TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

**RETREAT HELD IN HERMOSA BEACH

Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th Street
Hermosa Beach, CA  90254

6-DAY OR 9-DAY SILENT RETREAT 

Cost
6-DAY:  $100 includes vegetarian meals and refreshments (no on-site accommodations are offered)
9-DAY:  $140 includes vegetarian meals and refreshments (no on-site accommodations are offered)

To attend this retreat one must attend the Half Day Concentration Class at one of the locations above and be a regular member of a General Program or Foundation Study Program.  This meditation retreat is on a virtuous object the retreater has chosen and studied for six weeks leading up to it.

Please call Gen Tangpa at 310-848-9680 if you have any questions or RSVP to info@MeditateinTheSouthBay.org

 

Watch the video below to see what others are saying about the benefits of retreat.