On this 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.
Monday 25th January
Tuesday 26th January
In person at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre and via Live Streaming. Please note, due to social distancing restrictions, in-person numbers will be limited.
Cost & Booking Info
1) IN PERSON: at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Numbers are strictly limited, please ring the Centre on (02) 40230215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm a space. Please note: social distancing rules apply. Hand sanitiser supplied and to be used upon entry.
2) LIVE STREAMING: Click on the session you wish in the timetable above to stream live.
To support your local Centre and respect the activity of other Kadampa Centres, we ask those who wish to book online classes to abide by the following conditions.
-Live streaming from this Centre is available only to those who live anywhere within the area between Lake Macquarie and Coffs Harbour (or those who would have physically attended this event)
If you live outside this area, please use the live streaming service of your nearest Kadampa Centre.
-Classes are not to be recorded
-Class YouTube link(s) are not to be shared with others
-Book tickets for the actual number of people viewing