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About the Retreat, June 3: Unguided Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat
Guru yoga is an especially powerful method for receiving the blessings of the Buddhas and increasing our merit. By following the Sutra path alone it would take a thousand aeons to accumulate the vast amount of merit needed to attain Buddhahood, but, as Sakya Pandita observed, by wholeheartedly practicing Guru yoga we can accumulate the same amount of merit in the brief span of one human life.
This retreat will be available to attend in person and also live streamed online.
About the Retreat Sunday, June 4th: Guided Offering of Our Faith Retreat
Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.
There will be three sessions of guided retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer.
Saturday, June 3 (Unguided Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat)
9:00-10:30am ~ Session 1
11:30am - 1pm ~ Session 2
4:00 - 5:30pm ~ Session 3
Sunday, June 4 (Guided Offering Our Faith Retreat)
3:00-4:30pm ~ Session 1 guided by LJ Aaen
5:00-6:30pm ~ Session 2 guided by Lj Aaen
7:00-8:30pm ~ Session 3 guided by LJ Aaen
LJ has been teaching meditation for many years, having started in Phoenix and then London and now Denver. As a mother and working professional, LJ teaches from a wealth of understanding and experience from applying Buddha's teachings to modern busy life. Classes with LJ are sure to leave you with something to ponder, practice and be happy about.