Wednesday May 22
7:00pm-8:00pm Bodhicitta Meditation In this meditation we create within us the wish to become enlightened for the sake of all beings which is the foundation of compassion. Together, compassion and wisdom lead to full enlightenment.
Thursday May 23
10:00am-10:45am Silent Meditation with Geshe Sit in meditation with Geshe Lobsang Chophel, watch your mind, collect mantra, or reflect.
Annual Retreat with ZaChoeje Rinpoche Friday May 24-Sunday May 26
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Annual retreat with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
May 24, 25, 26, 2019
Please join us for ZaChoeje’s annual two-day retreat.
Chenrezig Ngensong Kundrol (Compassion Buddha who liberates beings from the lower realms)
This year Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of Chenresig Nyensong Kundrol, the Compassion Buddha. Chenresig Kundrol Buddha liberates beings from the lower realms. This is the first time Rinpoche is offering this extraordinary empowerment to us in the West. Chenresig Nyenson Kundrol is one of the visionary practices that comes from the great Master Takphu Dorjechang. This extraordinary teaching creates a vibrant and powerful practice that brings to us great merit. As we practice, the merit increases exponentially, closing the doors to our being born in the lower realms. In Tibetan communities it is traditionally said that by receiving this empowerment you will not find yourself in a lower realm in your next life. When practiced, the Chenredig Nyenson Kundrol will bring realizations of more skillful ways to evoke loving kindness toward ourselves and others.
Having true lineage master master bestow and explain the nuances of the practice is a rare opportunity. ZaChoeje Rinpoche, by giving us the Chenresig Nyenson Kundrol empowerment, allows us to enter the practice confidently, benefiting ourselves and others and bringing spiritual and material enrichments. During the retreat Rinpoche will teach, explain how to practice, and answer questions while giving us his wise and compassionate guidance.
Friday May 24
6:00pm Doors open, check in
7:00pm-8:30pm Welcoming ceremony and introduction
Saturday May 25
On this day of empowerment, it is requested that we refrain from eating meat.
All meals served during retreat will be vegetarian.
7:00am Coffee and tea
9:00-10:00am Rinpoche will do his preparation prayers. You are welcome to sit in the temple in silent meditation.
10:00am Empowerment ceremony
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch at Emaho Center
2:00pm-4:30pm Introduction on how to practice
5:30pm-6:30pm Dinner at Emaho Center
7:00pm-8:00pm Sadhana practice with Rinpoche
Sunday May 26
6:30am Coffee and tea
7:00am-8:00am Tibetan meditation
8:30am-9:30am Breakfast at Emaho Center
10:00am-12:00pm Sadhana practice with Rinpoche
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch at Emaho Center
2:00pm-5:00pm Sadhana practice with Rinpoche and closing Tsok ceremony
5:00pm-7:00pm Evening snacks
7:00pm Retreat closes
Please register on or before May 17th at 5:00pm. This will help us plan the meals and Sadhana printing.
Suggested donation: $180.00
You are welcome to help with setting up the altar by offering white flowers, fruit, and food for tsok.