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Vajrasattva Retreat 2021 – Letting Go and Starting Afresh

26/12/2021 @ 6:30 pm - 31/12/2021 @ 12:00 pm AEST

$55.00

about Event:

2021 has been a year of significant challenges for most people. Vajrasattva is a purification practice, common to all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The practice is done in conjunction with visualization, recitation of mantras and the application of the four opponent powers of purification (the skillfully applied powers of regret, reliance, the antidote and commitment).

According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Chenrezig Institute: ‘Vajrasattva practice is so important generally, and especially nowadays in the world , when there is not only global warming and many other problems. There are so many other dangers of war and sickness, cancer and covid and so many people you know are dying. There are so many illnesses and other conditions for dying.’

This retreat connects Christmas with the new year and offers an opportunity to relate to these days in the wisest and most healthy way so as complete the year well and start the new year with an altruistic mind.

Explanation of the Buddhist path will be given including how to lessen our disturbing states of mind, the source of so many of our unskillful actions. There will also be time set aside for question and answer. Some experience of deity meditation is preferable but not essential.

ABOUT OUR RETREAT LEADER:

Venerable Tony first made contact with the Buddhadharma in Nepal and India in 1976. Following this he trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse, then in the 1980’s was based at Chenrezig Institute during which time he served at different times as the cook, office worker and gardener.  Following ordination, as a monk in 1991, he lived for seventeen years at Nalanda monastery, France and Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery, Bendigo.

He has led retreats and courses at various FPMT centres throughout the world as well as teaching in prisons and schools.

Retreats should plan to start with the introductory session on Sunday: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Participants are very welcome to come early to prepare the Gompa during the afternoon. Supper is served at 5.30pm

Click here for the full retreat schedule: Schedule for Vajrasattva retreat Dec 2021

Click here for  the sadhana which will be used during the retreat Simple Vajrasattva Practice and an explanation of the mantra Meaning of Vajrasattva Mantra

Click here for the prayers which will be used during the retreatVajrasattva Retreat Prayer Book 2021

Accommodation

ALL ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN FULLY BOOKED. IF YOU REQUIRE CENTRE ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER WITHOUT DISCUSSING FIRST WITH INFO@CHENREZIG.COM.AU IN CASE THERE ARE CANCELLATIONS.

IMPORTANT:  Registration for in-person attendance at the Vajrasattva Retreat 26-31 December will be closed after Tuesday 21 December.

If you are planning to attend in person, please make sure you register in time.

Registrations for online attendance via Zoom will continue to remain open.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and supper will be available every day of the Vajrasattva retreat.

Please note that the Big Love Café will not be open over the Xmas weekend until supper on Sun 26 Dec, and will close again on the New Years Eve weekend after lunch on Fri 31 Dec

All meals required during the retreat need to be booked in advance through info@chenrezig.com.au 

Karma Yoga

Following Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision for FPMT retreats, we ask that all participants take part in karma yoga opportunities, by offering service during the retreats.  Karma yoga activities include cleaning to maintain COVID safety, laying the food out for breakfast, heating up dinner, cleaning dishes after meals, cleaning amenities, sweeping paths, arranging the gompa and making offerings on the altar.  A karma yoga roster will be made available during the retreat.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTERING

ACCORDING TO THE NEW COVID POLICY OUTLINED BY THE CENTRE DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Please consider this policy well. People will be required to bring evidence of vaccination.

The recommended contribution for the whole retreat is $250 (with a minimum fee of $55). Should this amount be too much for you, please contact spc@chenrezig.com.au to request a further discount.

Never let finances get in the way of your listening to the Dharma, but please donate whatever you can to enable Chenrezig Institute to continue to offer these teachings at the centre and online.

Sangha are invited to attend our courses free of charge but are always requested to register.

Registration in person is now closed but for those unable to attend at the centre, we offer the retreat online and online registrations remain open.

You may access and download the sadhana which will be used here:  Simple Vajrasattva Practice.

There is also a very good explanation of the mantra available here:  Meaning of Vajrasattva Mantra 

The recommended contribution is $250 with a minimum contribution of $55. If even this is too much for you feel free to contact spc@chenrezig.com.au for a further discount.

 

please register to attend the retreat online here:

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Details

Start:
26/12/2021 @ 6:30 pm AEST
End:
31/12/2021 @ 12:00 pm AEST
Cost:
$55.00
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Venue

Chenrezig Institute Gompa and Online
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia

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Chenrezig Events

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449935
Zoom Meeting ID (if applicable)
878 9271 5570
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