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Springretreat with Gen-la Kunsang

  Mai 29 – Juni 03

 

 

Practical meditations from the tradition of Kadam Lamrim that are powerful, simple and life-changing. The focus of this retreat is on training in universal compassion, which is the essence of spiritual training and a state of mind that gives us much energy and joy. The meditations are practiced in conjunction with the Yoga of Buddha Vajrapani — to develop a special inner (or spiritual) power. They can be practiced by anyone and give us a good foundation for finding peace, strength and happiness in our normal, stressful everyday life. This retreat is perfect for anyone who wants to deepen practical experience in essential meditations from Buddhist meditation.

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang is a highly experienced, well-respected senior Teacher and has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. She is also the National Spiritual Director of Italy, Austria and Switzerland and demonstrates an extraordinary and inspirational example of a modern-day Kadampa practitioner. Her teachings are powerful and clear.

Session times (1-1,5h):

Friday (first day):
20:00 – Introduction

Daily routine during the retreat:
09:00 – 1st session
11:45 – 2nd session
16:30 – 3rd session
19:30 – 4th session

Wednesday (last day):
09:00 – 1st session
11:45 – 2nd session

Silence:
Silence will be maintained until the end of the second session.

Shuttle:
Friday from Schwante Station to Tharpaland KMC at 17:30.
Wednesday: from Tharpaland KMC to Schwante station at 13:50.

Language:
German (English translation available on request)

Volunteering:
The Tharpaland KMC is a Buddhist centre Therefore all courses are organized and supervised by volunteers. For this reason it is common that each participant is invited to help with certain tasks such as cutting vegetables, washing up, cleaning up etc.

Start and end of the retreat:
The retreat begins on Friday evening at 6pm with dinner. You are welcome to arrive as early as 16:30 to settle in and look around. The retreat ends on Wednesday noon after lunch at about 2 pm.

Course fee:
Premium single room: 435€
Single room: 395€
Double room: 340€
shared room (4 beds): 280€
Dormitory: 225€ please bring your own sleeping bag and towel (pillows and fitted sheets are provided).

The retreat starts on Friday evening at 6 pm with dinner. You are welcome to arrive from 16:30 to set up and look around. The retreat ends on Wednesday, June 3, after lunch at about 2 pm. It is also possible to attend the retreat for a shorter time, but it always starts on May 29th.