Realising the Nature of the Mind: Mahamudra Retreat with Glen Svensson

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Chenrezig Institute   7:00pm - 8:30pm
General Interest, Special Interest, Spiritual

33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo , Queensland, 4554

Phone: 07 5453 2108
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Website: http://www.chenrezig.com.au

Starts Fri Night, Although Day classes thereafter with morning & evening sessions.

Starts 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 long 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.

Schedule:

Friday
19:00 – 20:30 Session 1 (introduction)

Saturday & Sunday
06:45 – 07:30 Session 1 (meditation)
07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:15 Session 2
10:15 – 10:45 Tea break
10:45 – 12:00 Session 3
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Session 4
15:15 – 15:45 Tea break
15:45 – 17:00 Session 5
17:00 – 18:30 Supper
18:30 – 20:00 Session 6

Monday
06:45 – 07:30 Session 1 (meditation)
07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:15 Session 2
10:15 – 10:45 Tea break
10:45 – 12:00 Session 3
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Session 4 (conclusion & advice)

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. 

Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers and guests.

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 check http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/calendar/ for updated information.

Also below the far carpark is ‘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.

 

Friday 25th January, 7.00pm – Monday 28th January 4.00pm.
Facility fee $150


Accommodation and meals available separately for purchase.