JANUARY 2019 RETREATS
MAHAMUDRA RETREATS in January 2019
Weekend of 12-13th January 2019
Meditating ON the clarity of our mind
Weekend of 19-20th January 2019
Meditating WITH the clarity of our mind
In the term 'Mahamudra' (Sanskrit), 'Maha' means 'great' and refers to great bliss and 'mudra' here means 'non-deceptive' and refers to emptiness. The actual Mahamudra, therefore, is the union of our own great bliss and emptiness.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
NYUNG NE Purification Retreat
Sunday 15 April 2018
Every year, to celebrate Buddha's Enlightenment Day, we engage in the practice of 1,000-armed Avalokiteshvara, called Drop of Essential Nectar. It is a meditation on love and compassion, and a deeply effective prayer for world peace. This practice is very beneficial for purifying negative karma and for pacifying delusions.
The retreat begins at 6.30am when we take the Mahayana Precepts, promising not to engage in negative actions of body, speech and mind for the whole day. We limit our intake of food and drink, with the intention of purifying our negative karma. Each of us does this according to our capacity. Then, we engage in prayers, prostrations and mantra recitation.
Although the purification is most powerful if we participate in all the sessions, you are welcome to join in for just part of the retreat. However, to participate in any of the retreat sessions, it is necessary to take the Mahayana Precepts at 6.30am.
You may, if you wish, bring along a token offering of food/drink.
A meditation retreat can just be for one day, for a weekend, or longer if you have the time. On a retreat we stop all forms of business and extraneous activities in order to emphasize a particular spiritual practice.
Vajrasattva Purification Retreat 1st and 2nd December
We normally regard cleaning external things such as our house as very important, but it is much more important to clean our body and mind. It does not matter what we do externally to try to avoid suffering - if the cause of suffering remains in our mind, suffering is what we will experience.
Nowadays many people suffer from diseases such as certain cancers that doctors do not know how to cure. Although these diseases cannot be cured by ordinary methods, they can be cured through purification practice. If the mental and physical impurities that are causing the disease to continue are purified, the diseases will definitely be cured. Geshe Chekhawa, for example, taught many sick people to heal themselves through purification practice.
1st December, Saturday:
3.00 - 4.30pm
5.00 - 6.30pm
2nd December, Sunday:
10.00 - 11.30am
12.00 - 1.30pm
3.00 - 4.30pm
5.00 - 6.30pm
Facility Fee : RM 5 per retreat session. No charge for Heart Jewel