-New Year Retreat -
2 - 4 December 2022
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).
‘Doing Vajrasattva retreat is not simply about reciting the mantra and saying some prayers. It is about making the practice effective for your mind, making it the quickest, most powerful way to transform your mind.’ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Purification within the Buddhist tradition involves looking over our lives and considering times where we may have thought, said or acted in ways that caused harm to ourselves and others. This is done without guilt but rather with a sense of regret, recognising that it was harmful and unhealthy. With the power of resolve, we firmly envision how we can improve our behaviour and make a commitment to do this.
Explanation of the Buddhist path will be given including how to lessen our disturbing states of mind, such as anger and attachment, 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 the Teacher, Ven. Tony Beaumont
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.
Your investment for this retreat is… $220
This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan/gluten free options are available).
Accommodation is available at the Centre at an additional cost. When making your booking or booking enquiry, please let us know the type of accommodation you prefer and we will get back to you. (Please note that accommodation for group retreats cannot be booked directly through the online booking system on our Accommodation page.)
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)