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20 October 2019

Looking into the mirror of Dharma at the mother center

The January Retreats at Manjushri KMC, 2020

What better way to take the special teachings of the 2019 Fall Festival deeper into our heart than to spend some time at the mother center in profound meditation retreat during January 2020?

January is a special time at Manjushri KMC when the whole centre enters into retreat mode for four weeks and an exceptional calm falls upon the environment.

Inside the Temple where the retreat takes place you feel the extraordinary blessings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche having taught, given empowerments and made prayers in that holy place for so many years. For Kadampas there is not a more blessed place in this world

To join a retreat at Manjushri during this special time, even for a few days, is an experience you will always treasure.

More information and booking on the Manjushri KMC website.

Week 1 & 2 January 3 - 17
Training in Contemplation
with Gen Kelsang Rabten National Spiritual Director for Australasia and South East Asia and Resident Teacher at KMC Brisbane

Gen Rabten will guide our training in contemplation explained in Part One of The Mirror of Dharma with Additions. The retreat will begin with training in the special instructions presented in the Introduction.

We will then sincerely practice the sadhana of Avalokiteshvara, placing particular emphasis on training in purifying and transforming the six classes of living being, which is a very blessed instruction that comes from the Ganden Emanation Scripture.

Rabten teaching Manjushti

Week 3 & 4 January 17 - 31
Training in Meditation
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon.

Gen-la Jampa will lead the special sequence of 15 meditations taught in Part Two of The Mirror of Dharma with Additions with particular emphasis on how to integrate these meditations into our daily life. Through these meditations we learn how to use all living beings as the objects of our compassion and patience, and all phenomena as the objects of our training in emptiness. There is no greater Dharma practice than this.