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Medicine Buddha empowerment with teachings and day retreat on How to Become Medicine Buddha

September 10 - September 12

With Resident Teacher, Kadam Mick Marcon

Medicine Buddha is the embodiment of the healing power of all enlightened beings. His function is to liberate living beings from outer and inner sickness. On this very special weekend, Kadam Mick Marcon will grant the Empowerment of Medicine Buddha and give commentary to the Medicine Buddha Sadhana practice. The empowerment is like a beautiful guided meditation through which we receive the powerful blessings of this Buddha. By relying upon Medicine Buddha and engaging in his practice we will gain the power to free our self and others from the causes of inner and outer sickness and accomplish the ultimate goal of human life, full enlightenment.

In addition to granting the empowerment of Medicine Buddha, Kadam Mick will also guide a day retreat on  How to Become Medicine Buddha.

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is required.

In preparation for the event paper or ecopies of the Medicine Buddha practice can be purchased from https://tharpa.com/au/catalogsearch/result/?q=medicine+buddha

Timetable:

Fri night
7:00 – 8.30pm How to Become Medicine Buddha – teaching one

Empowerment day timetable
10:00 – 10:30am Registration
10:30 – 12:30pm Blessing Empowerment **PLEASE NOTE, THIS SESSION CAN ONLY BE STREAMED LIVE, NOT VIEWED AS A RECORDING***
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 – 3:30pm How to Become Medicine Buddha – teaching two
3:30 – 4:00pm Refreshment Break
4:00 – 5:00pm Guided Meditation

Day retreat timetable

9:30 – 9:45am Registration
9:45 – 10:45am How to Become Medicine Buddha session 1
10:45 – 11:30am Morning tea (in silence)
11:30 – 12:30pm How to Become Medicine Buddha session 2
12:30 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 – 2:45pm How to Become Medicine Buddha session 3
2:45 – 3:30pm Tea break
3:30 – 4:30pm How to Become Medicine Buddha session 4

 

Cost & Booking: 

1) In person:  in-person  canceleld due to COVID-19 lockdown.

2) Live Streaming: Stream the class live or book and view the class anytime within 7 days of the live class. Note: the empowerment session must be viewed live and will not be available to view later as a recording.

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 the 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

Saturday (inc. Friday night): $50 full, $43 conc, free for LDKBC members

 

 

 

Whole weekend: $80 full, $70 conc, free for LDKBC members.

 

 

 

 

About the Teacher:

Kadam Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre and has been practising meditation and Buddhism since 2004. With his clear understanding of Buddha’s teachings and down-to-earth manner, Kadam Mick inspires us to develop a pure and happy mind.

Details

Start:
September 10
End:
September 12

Day Courses

 

Take a day out to immerse yourself in meditation and Buddhist teachings. Explore a specific topic in more detail at one of our monthly one-day meditation courses at held at our Centre or various locations throughout Newcastle

Day courses offer practical solutions to everyday problems of modern living and are suitable for everyone!

Courses consist of teachings and guided meditations. Refreshments are served between sessions.

 

 

 

What is Retreat?

In our busy modern life we lack the calm and stillness conducive to maintaining a happy and peaceful state of mind.  To regain a balance people are drawn to peaceful and quiet places where they can withdraw for a short time and renew their energy – in short, they go on retreat.  On retreat we devote our time to meditation and contemplation – it is a time to acquaint our minds with positive and meaningful thoughts.

“On retreat we stop all forms of business and extraneous activ­ities so as to emphasize a particular spiritual practice. There are three kinds of retreat: physical, verbal and mental. We engage in physical retreat when with a spiritual motivation we isolate ourself from other people, activities and noise, and disengage from extraneous and meaningless actions. We engage in verbal retreat when with a spiritual motivation we refrain from meaningless talk and periodically keep silence. We engage in mental retreat by preventing distractions and strong delusions such as attachment, anger, jealousy and strong self-grasping from arising, and by maintaining mindfulness and conscientiousness.

If we remain in physical and verbal retreat but fail to observe mental retreat, our retreat will have little power. Such a retreat may be relaxing, but if we do not prevent strong delusions from arising, our mind will not be at peace, even on retreat. However, keeping physical and verbal retreat will help us to keep mental retreat, and for this reason Shantideva, in Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, praises the first two kinds of retreat.”

Excerpt From: The New Guide to Dakini Land – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso