Cleansing the heart and mind ? staring the new year afresh with Ven. Chokyi
Chenrezig Institute 6:30pm - 9:00am
Special Interest, Spiritual
33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo, Queensland, 4554
Complete your year with the powerful act of letting go and start the New Year feeling cleansed, calm, inspired and motivated. In Buddhist purification, we can let go of the past with mindfulness and perception, and open up to the brightness and potential of the present moment. In this state of openness, we resolve to make beneficial changes in our lives which help increase our emotional and mental wellbeing.
Our week-long Purification retreat has been described as life-changing by previous participants. With time for deep reflection in beautiful surroundings, we begin to see how our thoughts, speech and actions have influenced the course of the year; we start to notice how our relationships have been impacted by our own responses to life.
Through the gentle, but powerful and stabilising practices of meditation, Buddhist mantra recitation and visualisation we are encouraged to loosen our hold on the past, release our anxieties and regrets, and let go of our pain and heartache. Every courageous gesture we make takes us a little further along the path to awareness.
Through the beautiful and profound act of purification, we refresh ourselves with strong, positive mental habits, replacing negativities and worries with potent, aspirational resolutions for the future.
This transformative process clears the way for us to fully embrace a more relaxed, peaceful, and happy approach to life. The effects of our increased mental and emotional wellbeing are far-reaching, affecting everything and everyone in our lives.
Come along and join us for this period of surrender, quiet reflection and positive transformation in the peaceful setting of Chenrezig Institute. You will enjoy the tranquil ebb and flow of a traditional Buddhist retreat and be supported in your journey with like-minded people. The retreat ends with a beautiful symbolic light offering ceremony, a sublime memory to carry forward into the New Year.
This retreat is suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners alike, but a basic understanding of karma will greatly benefit your time here. All welcome!
Saturday 26th December, 6.30pm – Thursday 31st 9am.
Facility fee $275.
No vouchers or redemption’s accepted for this Retreat. The only discount that applies is a 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Book online.