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6 -10 April 2023

At the root of the Mahayana Buddhist path is compassion, the wish that others be free of their suffering.

Geshe Wangchen himself selected Arya Nāgārjuna’s brief text, Praise to Satisfying Sentient Beings, as the topic for this year’s Easter retreat.

 

This brief and beautiful text focuses on cherishing other sentient beings—caring about their welfare, cultivating a genuine interest in them, working to assist others in whatever way we can and to always refrain from harming them. Striving to develop this attitude and practice is how we most please all the buddhas, the best offering.

 

Geshe Wangchen will explain this text in his characteristically clear and gentle way, relating these concepts to our modern lives. encourage each of us to develop and strengthen our Buddhist practice by implementing Nagarjuna’s precious advice to care deeply for all sentient beings.

 

While a thoughtful introduction to the essence of the Buddhist path, more experienced students will also benefit from repeated contemplation of these verses.

 

Geshe-la will explain this text and encourage each of us to develop and strengthen our Buddhist practice by implementing Nagarjuna’s precious advice to care deeply for all sentient beings.

 

This inspiring teaching will help develop an excellent motivation for taking the Medicine Buddha Jenang which Geshe Wangchen is also bestowing this weekend for those who would like the official permission to practice and to strengthen their connection to Medicine Buddha practice.

 

If you would like to take refuge this weekend please let us know.

About the Teacher, Geshe Wangchen

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Geshe Thupten Wangchen was born of Tibetan parents in India in 1966. At the age of 10, he entered the Tibetan Buddhist educational system of the Gelugpa tradition as a novice monk at Sera Jhey Monastery in South India. Geshe-la later took full ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.In 1998, after 23 years of dedicated study of the major philosophical texts and rigorous examinations he was conferred the Lharam Geshe degree or PhD in Buddhist Philosophy.

Geshe-la is a highly qualified Lharampa Geshe who has done extensive study, retreats and has taught at Kopan monastery in Nepal and at Varanasi University in India.

Your investment for this retreat is $425

This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan/gluten free options are available).

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Accommodation prices per night

 

Camping per person (unpowered)                              $20

Dormitory per person (shared toilet facilities)            $38

Single room (shared toilet facilities)                             $60-$65

Rustic single hut (shared toilet facilities)                      $65

Single cabin (self-contained)                                        $110

Double room (shared toilet facilities)                           $86 (for 2)

Double cabin (self- contained)                                     $120-$150 (for 2)

Triple room                                                                       $104 (for 3)

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