Amitayus Retreat Feb 4th-5th @Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre
On this weekend retreat we have the opportunity to increase our lifespan, merit and wisdom, through the special meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus. Our human life is our most precious possession because it gives us the opportunity to improve ourselves and attain the supreme happiness of enlightenment. We therefore need a long and healthy life. To engage successfully in spiritual practice we also need wisdom, as well as the merit or good fortune that gives our mind the strength to support the growth of inner realizations. Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit, and wisdom. By engaging in Amitayus practice, we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the deathless state of enlightenment. We can also use this practice to help remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our close friends and family.
There are three sessions on each day. Each session consists of chanted prayers sung in English and silent mantra recitation. After the last session on the last day, the long-life pills that are blessed throughout the retreat will be distributed. You are welcome to drop in for any or all of the retreat sessions and there is no charge.
Session times for both days:
Session 1: 9:00am – 10:15am
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:45pm
Session 3: 3:00pm – 4:15pm