‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within’ – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Join us for this year’s end of summer weekend retreat.
Pick up your daily life refreshed after the holidays by learning how to meditate and apply these meditations to your daily life.
Since 2005 Amitabha Centre’s annual summer retreat has been a restorative and peaceful time.
A time to engage in a guided retreat in a tranquil place: unhurried, relaxed and in a sincere way. From 9 – 12 February 2024 Birgit will guide contemplation and meditations on the path of Lamrim, based on the Eleven Reversals teachings taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
‘Lamrim’ (stages of the path) is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings, where all the essential practices are arranged in a progression so that, through daily meditation, we can gradually increase the capacity of our mind.
This retreat will help us gain familiarity with all the stages and set us up for a successful meditation practice throughout the year ahead.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This retreat is based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them. There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion. This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience.
The retreat will be held at Sixtus Lodge Outdoor Education Centre in Apiti, about a 90 minute drive from Palmerston North. It is well equipped and offers comfortable accommodation.
Sixtus Lodge is surrounded by farmland and beautiful bush. There are lots of opportunities to go for walks.
Birgit was appointed Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre at the beginning of 2020, and brings sincerity, bubbly enthusiasm and kindness to her teaching. She is always looking for ways to make Dharma practical, relevant and meaningful so that students are able to see how to use Dharma and meditation to make positive changes in their lives.
Please note this information should be used as a guide only. To help ensure your safety we advise you review our safety page and contact the individual provider for up to date information on their compliance with all Health and Safety and regulatory requirements.