THE PATH TO INNER PEACE
Guided Lamrim Retreat
Sat 1st – Mon 3rd June

ABOUT THE RETREAT

In this retreat we will explore the extraordinarily practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings known as Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. Each session is a wonderful opportunity to improve our wisdom and concentration through listening, contemplating, and meditating on meaningful topics. By gaining experience of Lamrim meditations we overcome all our faults, solve our daily problems and draw closer to the lasting happiness we wish for.

This retreat begins on the Saturday morning with an introductory talk by Kelsang Shechog at 9.15am. Each session consists of short preparatory prayers, a teaching and a guided meditation. The sessions are self contained so you can drop-in to any or all of them. Everyone is welcome regardless of their background or experience.

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Kelsang Shechog is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. She has dedicated her life to helping people solve their problems and find happiness through Buddha’s timeless instructions.

Shechog has spent many years developing Kadampa Meditation Centres where she has inspired many people through her kindness and loving example. Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, inner strength and clear, skillful teachings.

RETREAT TIMETABLE

SESSION TIMES:
SESSION ONE  9.15am – 10.30am
SESSION TWO  11.15am – 12.30pm
SESSION THREE  2.15pm – 3.30pm
SESSION FOUR  4.15pm-5.30pm

SATURDAY 1 JUNE
SESSION ONE: introduction & precious human life
SESSION TWO: death & impermanence
SESSION THREE: dangers of lower rebirth & refuge
SESSION FOUR: karma

SUNDAY 2 JUNE
SESSION ONE: the four noble truths
SESSION TWO: equanimity
SESSION THREE: affectionate love
SESSION FOUR: cherishing love

MONDAY 3 JUNE
SESSION ONE: wishing love
SESSION TWO: universal compassion & bodhichitta
SESSION THREE: wisdom realising emptiness
SESSION FOUR: relying upon a spiritual guide

COST & BOOKING

$10 per session or $95 whole retreat | tea and coffee provided, please bring your own vegetarian lunch or take a short stroll to enjoy the nearby Island Bay cafes.

Book online for the full retreat or just drop-in and pay per session.

Study Programme Members: Free | Supporting Members: $5 per session or $40 for whole retreat. Find out about membership.

THE VENUE

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington 6023