What we'll do
Overflowing with Compassion: Chenrezig Retreat with Venerable Chokyi
"A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir - a constant source of energy, determination and kindness. This is like a seed; when cultivated, gives rise to many other good qualities, such as forgiveness, tolerance, inner strength and the confidence to overcome fear and insecurity." His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Compassion, the wish that everyone be free of suffering, lies at the heart of the Buddhist path. This retreat focuses on developing compassion through the joyful and uplifting practice of reciting the mantra of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. It is easy to recite and easy to remember - and its meaning is extremely profound. The benefits of reciting 'Om mani padme hum' are immeasurable: it purifies our negative karma, develops our compassionate heart, and ultimately it creates the causes for us to actualise the entire path to enlightenment.
This retreat is dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and fulfils the wishes of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who considers this practice so powerful that he has asked his students to complete 100 million of these retreats. By taking part you will contribute to peace, happiness and freedom of all sentient beings.
Each day of the retreat we'll gather for four sessions of meditation, mantra recitation and aspirational prayers. On the final day, to celebrate the anniversary of the Buddhas first teachings we'll make extensive offerings as we rejoice together in the power of the Buddhas teachings.
Everyone is welcome to join in this retreat!* You don’t need any previous retreat experience to participate in this life-changing opportunity.
Wednesday 31 July 6:30pm - Sunday 4 August 12:00pm (noon)
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
* Chenrezig Institute is delighted to sponsor the facility fee of this retreat.
Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 10:00 am on the day of the event. Please contact reception to book accommodation for the retreat - [masked] or[masked]
Please register at https://chenrezig.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=1126