Refuge • Unguided Retreat

Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
2 Ardross Avenue, Khandallah, Wellington

Other Locations

Online: for Centre Card holders
Livestream on YouTube

Date

Sat - Tue 04 - 07 May

Time

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
2 Ardross Avenue, Khandallah, Wellington

Other Locations

Online: for Centre Card holders
Livestream on YouTube

Date

Sat - Tue 04 - 07 May

Time

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cost

Free

Refuge • Unguided Retreat

About the Retreat

Refuge Retreat is the first of the four great preliminary guides that we need to practice if we want to enter into Buddhism and make progress on our spiritual path to enlightenment. Through training in sincerely going for refuge we enter the gateway to Buddhism; and training in the compassionate mind of bodhichitta we enter the gateway to the Mahayana – the main path to the state of enlightenment.

If we do not have a practice of refuge in the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha – we will not enter Buddhism and this means we have no opportunity to attain permanent liberation from suffering or the supreme happiness of Enlightenment. Then we will have lost the meaning of human life.

There will be four guided sessions a day, except when there are tsog offering Pujas, and the practice is accomplished within the sadhana Essence of Good Fortune.

More detailed instructions and prayer booklets will be available at the Centre for use during the retreat.

There will be periods of silence observed at the Centre—from early morning till noon and after 9pm.

This retreat is free of charge. No need to book, simply drop in to any session. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday

7.30am - 9am
Session One
10.30am - 12pm
Session Two
4pm - 5.30pm
Session Three
7pm - 8.30pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Sunday

7.30am - 9am
Session One
10.30am - 12pm
Session Two
4pm - 5.30pm
Session Three
7.30pm - 9pm
Session Four

Monday

7.30am - 9am
Session One
10.30am - 12pm
Session Two
4pm - 5.30pm
Session Three
7.30pm - 9pm
Session Four

Tuesday

7.30am - 9am
Session One
10.30am - 12pm
Session Two
Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.
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Refuge • Unguided Retreat

About the Retreat

Refuge Retreat is the first of the four great preliminary guides that we need to practice if we want to enter into Buddhism and make progress on our spiritual path to enlightenment. Through training in sincerely going for refuge we enter the gateway to Buddhism; and training in the compassionate mind of bodhichitta we enter the gateway to the Mahayana – the main path to the state of enlightenment.

If we do not have a practice of refuge in the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha – we will not enter Buddhism and this means we have no opportunity to attain permanent liberation from suffering or the supreme happiness of Enlightenment. Then we will have lost the meaning of human life.

There will be four guided sessions a day, except when there are tsog offering Pujas, and the practice is accomplished within the sadhana Essence of Good Fortune.

More detailed instructions and prayer booklets will be available at the Centre for use during the retreat.

There will be periods of silence observed at the Centre—from early morning till noon and after 9pm.

This retreat is free of charge. No need to book, simply drop in to any session. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday

7.30am - 9am
Session One
10.30am - 12pm
Session Two
4pm - 5.30pm
Session Three
7pm - 8.30pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Sunday

7.30am - 9am
Session One
10.30am - 12pm
Session Two
4pm - 5.30pm
Session Three
7.30pm - 9pm
Session Four

Monday

7.30am - 9am
Session One
10.30am - 12pm
Session Two
4pm - 5.30pm
Session Three
7.30pm - 9pm
Session Four

Tuesday

7.30am - 9am
Session One
10.30am - 12pm
Session Two
Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.
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Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington has been relocated to Khandallah, in a tranquil and lush location yet close to public transport and parking. Our new address is 2 Ardross Avenue.

Check out our Contact page for directions on how to get to the Centre including public transport.

We are currently looking for a new location for our Centre. There are a multitude of possibilities for what our future Centre will look like and where it will be located, and we would love your guidance to find the solution that best serves the needs and wishes of our community and of Wellington as a whole.

Please take a few minutes to answer 10 simple questions that will help us understand what you expect of our future Centre and let us know if you would like to be involved with making this dream a reality.