Realizing the Nature of the Mind: Mahamudra Retreat with Glen Svensson
Chenrezig Institute 6:30pm - 4:00pm
Family, General Interest, Special Interest, Spiritual
33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo , Queensland, 4554
Realizing the Nature of the Mind: Mahamudra Retreat with Glen Svensson In the words of Panchen Losang Chogyi Gyeltsen: “May all migrators quickly gain victory over the two obscurations by means of this path, as there is no other second gateway to the state of peace.”
During this weekend retreat we will be investigating the Gelug tradition of mahamudra using the Panchen Lama’s text A Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra. The main practices covered will be how to develop single-pointed concentration through focussing on the mind (shamatha) and how to gain insight into the ultimate nature of the mind (vipashyana).
This retreat will also highlight the preliminary practices which act as a foundation for mahamudra practice along with a brief discussion of the tantra or vajrayana level of practice. This retreat is suitable for both beginners and those already established in the practice.
Friday 19th January 6.30pm - Sunday 21st January, 4.00pm. Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. Facility Fee $108. Originally from Australia, Glen has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995 and graduated from the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute Pomaia, Italy) in 2004. Since 2005 he has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia with a teaching style emphasizing clarity and stressing the integration of philosophical view, meditation and daily life conduct.
Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal.
Teachers’ availability subject to change; please http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/calendar/ for updated information.
Also below the far carpark is our new addition ‘The Wellbeing Centre’ which provides courses focusing on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone who maybe looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework