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Prajnaparamita Empowerment and Day Retreat

September 16 - September 18

With Resident Teacher, Kadam Mick Marcon

An empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation through which we receive the blessings of a particular enlightened being.
Great Mother Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. By relying upon her, she will help us to overcome outer and inner obstacles, and will bestow upon us the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, the essence of enlightenment. On this very special weekend, Kadam Mick Marcon will grant the Empowerment of Prajnaparamita and give commentary to The Yoga of great Mother Prajnaparamita

In addition to granting the empowerment of The Great Mother Prajnaparamita, Kadam Mick will guide a day retreat on The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita.

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is required.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Timetable:

Friday 16th September

7:00 – 8.30pm  Commentary to the practice of The Great Mother Prajnaparamita part 1

Empowerment Day | Saturday 17th September

10:00 – 10:30am  Registration
10:30 – 12:30pm  Blessing Empowerment **PLEASE NOTE, FOR STREAMING,THIS SESSION CAN ONLY BE STREAMED LIVE, NOT VIEWED AS A RECORDING***
12:30 – 2:00pm    Lunch
2:00 –  3:30pm     Commentary to the practice of  The Great Mother Prajnaparamita part 2
3:30 –  4:00pm     Refreshment Break
4:00 –  5:00pm     Guided Meditation

Day Retreat | Sunday 18th September

9:30 – 9:45am Registration
9:45 – 10:45am Session 1
10:45 – 11:30am Morning tea (in silence)
11:30 – 12:30pm Session 2
12:30 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 – 2:45pm Session 3
2:45 – 3:30pm Tea break
3:30 – 4:30pm Session 4

 

Cost & Booking: 

1) In person:

Fri & Sat only: $67 / $55 conc. / $8 LDKBC members

Whole weekend: $105/$90 conc/ $16 LDKBC members

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.

Fri & Sat only: $50 full, $43 conc, free for LDKBC members

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

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

Details

Start:
September 16
End:
September 18

Venue

Losang Dragpa Centre
36 Texas St.
Mayfield, NSW 2304 Australia
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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