THE POWER OF FAMILIARITY
This ten day retreat gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with a silent group retreat, and will give you the confidence to engage gradually in solitary retreat. We will emphasize developing our concentration by training on tranquil abiding.
We offer an almost self-guided retreat at our Temple for World Peace during which you will have the opportunity to train in concentration in four one-hour sessions per day. You will be able to use and memorize the prayers that you choose to train in concentration (only the Liberating Prayer, the final dedication and Migtsema prayers will be played). There will also be a guided session with a practical teaching every day to support your training. This session will be guided by our resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Dargyay.
You can use this retreat as a continuation of your training during the guided retreat with Gen Kelsang Devi (just before this one). In this case, you will be able to deepen your experience of the precious teachings received. Also, if you cannot come to Gen Devi’s Retreat, you can use this ten day retreat as an opportunity to train in meditation and the concentration of tranquil abiding as you will have the time, silence and space to do so.
In this retreat you will have the opportunity to:
- Enjoy a ten day silent retreat to improve the power of your meditation and concentration.
- Experience the benefits of training on tranquil abiding
- Familiarize yourself with silent retreat.
- Develop your confidence of guiding yourself in meditation.
- Experience our Menorca International Retreat Center as a qualified place for training in concentration and engaging in retreat.
ANCIENT WISDOM THAT ILLUMINATES OUR PRESENT
Retreats based on Buddhist wisdom that answers with amazing clarity and depth the great questions we keep asking ourselves.
“Before we develop concentration we feel some kind of mental and physical discomfort more or less all the time. Our state of mind quickly changes. Fora short while we are happy, but then we are sad. Our physical condition also changes quickly. In the morning we may feel well, but by the evening we may be feeling sick. When we attain tranquil abiding we do not experience any mental or physical discomfort. Our mind becomes peaceful and we are always able to generate virtuous thoughts and feelings and create the causes for happiness”.
Venerable Gueshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Joyful Path of Good Fortune- Training the mind in tranquil abiding