Preliminary Practice Day Retreats

JANUARY IS WINTER RETREAT MONTH!

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.

GOING FOR REFUGE
the gateway to entering Buddhism, generating the compassionate mind of Bodhichitta, the main path to Lamrim realizations and enlightenment

Friday, Jan 7
Saturday, Jan 8

PURIFICATION
the gateway to purifying non-virtuous actions and obstructions, eliminating the main causes of suffering in this life

Friday, Jan 14
Saturday, Jan 15

MANDALA OFFERINGS
the gateway to accumulate a collection of merit or positive mental energy, the main path to attaining a pure mind and world

Friday, Jan 21
Saturday, Jan 22

GURU YOGA
the gateway to receiving the blessings of all Buddhas, the main path for mixing our mind with the mind of enlightened beings

Friday, Jan 28
Saturday, Jan 29

Retreat Schedule (90 min each)
Fridays 9:00 am • 12:00 pm • 4:30 pm • 7:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am • 12:00 pm • 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
$3/session or $10/day (free for members — membership info click here)
Please call  (310) 848-9680 if you have any questions.

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