Compassion Buddha Chenrezig Mantra Recitation Retreat

Compassion Buddha Chenrezig Mantra Recitation Retreat

From July 04, 7:00 pm until July 07, 12:30 pm

At DNKL

Ani Losang Tendrol with guidance and support from Geshe Losang Dhargye

Open to All


Overview:

Even though we may have studied the Lam Rim and read many books about compassion and bodhicitta, that is not enough to free us from samsara. In order to completely open our hearts to others, we need to fully engage in compassion practices.

In this retreat, Ani Losang Tendrol with guidance and support from Geshe Losang Dhargye, will focus on reciting Chenrezig's peerless mantra OM MANI PADME HUM. The benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM are indescribably powerful. Reciting even a single mala purifies endless negative karma and closes the door to rebirth in the lower realms forever. While the nyung nye retreat offered at DNKL in June includes fasting and recitations with prostrations, this retreat concentrates solely on the mantra recitation.

We will dedicate the merit for the good health and long life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso whose birthday falls on July 6.

In order to make it easier for us to remain concentrated on the mantra at our hearts, both Friday and Saturday will be Silent.  Attendees will be asked to assist with cleaning up after meals and other tasks.

We ask that if you can only attend part of the retreat, please come for the half-day session on Sunday.

Draft Schedule:

Thursday, July 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Welcome and Introduction, explanation of the meaning of the mantra

Friday and Saturday
6:45 - 7:30 am (Optional) precepts and morning prayers

7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 Breakfast cleanup crew
8:30 - 10:30 am Mantra recitation
10:30 - 10:45 am Tea break
10:45 - 11:15 am Dharma talk on compassion
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Mantra recitation

12:30 - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 pm Lunch cleanup crew
1:45 - 4:00 Mantra recitation
4:00 - 4:15 Tea break
4:15 - 6:15 Mantra recitation

6:15 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 7:30 Dinner cleanup crew
7:30 - 9:00 pm Mantra recitation and dedication prayers

Sunday
6:45 - 7:30 am (Optional) precepts and morning prayers
7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 am Breakfast cleanup crew
8:30 - 10:30 am Mantra recitation
10:30 - 10:45 am Tea break
10:45 - 12:30 pm Mantra recitation and dedication prayers