Date

1–3 March 2019

Teacher

Gen Losang Kelsang

Price

CHF 120

Venue

Kadampa Meditationszentrum Schweiz

Eight Steps To Happiness

Retreat with Gen Losang Kelsang

Friday 7:30–9:00pm / Saturday 9:00am–6:00pm / Sunday 9:00am–12:30pm

During this meditation retreat we will get to know the essential meditations from the inspiring book «Eight Steps to Happiness». This is a practical explanation of Buddha’s popular teachings on training the mind, composed in Eight Verses by the great Tibetan Buddhist master Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa.

During this retreat, we will be training in these meditations which will help us to transform the difficulties of life into precious, spiritual insights. In this way, we will be able to develop our mind through improving the quality of our love, compassion, and wisdom bringing more patience and empathy into our daily life.

These meditation methods have inspired thousands of Buddhist practitioners over many generations and brought countless people permanent inner peace and happiness. The Buddhist monk and meditation teacher Gen Losang Kelsang will introduce us to this treasure of wisdom during this retreat.

What to expect

An introduction to the retreat will be given on Friday evening, followed by six meditation sessions on Saturday and Sunday. In each session Gen Losang will give a short explanation on a particular subject of the retreat followed by a guided meditation. At the beginning of each meditation, there will be short chanted Buddhist prayers which serve as preparation for the actual meditation.

During the retreat session breaks, there will be tea, cake and a vegetarian / vegan lunch on offer. The meditation room will be a silent area throughout the whole retreat, for those who like to stay in calm and meditative space. The gardens and café offer plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of like-minded people.

The Teacher

Gen Losang Kelsang is the resident teacher of both Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland and as well as Kailash International Retreat Centre, Törbel in Valais.

He is ordained as a Buddhist monk since 1983 and spent several years in retreat under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He later taught Kadam Dharma in many countries including Mexico, California, Taiwan and different countries in Europe. Gen Losang is one of the most experienced teacher of the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition and inspires with his insightful and light-hearted teachings. His experience of meditation and buddhism leads the listener to profound insights into the spiritual path.

Course Information

Price

CHF 120 Whole Retreat
CHF 60 One Day
CHF 35 Half Day
CHF 25 Introduction
CHF 20 Single Retreat Session

25% Discount for AHV/IV and students

Timetable

Friday 1 March 2019

19:30pm | Introduction

Saturday 2 March 2019

09:00 – 10:15am | Retreat Session
11:15 – 12:30pm | Retreat Session
13:00pm | Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:45pm | Retreat Session
16:45 – 18.00pm | Retreat Session
19:00 – 20:00pm | Chanted Prayers (optional)

Sunday 3 March 2019

09:00 – 10:15am | Retreat Session
11:15 – 12:30am | Retreat Session
13:00pm | Lunch Break

Accomodation

We provide accommodation in a simple dormitory for CHF 25 per night, including breakfast.

Meals

There will a vegetarian/vegan lunch available for CHF 15 on Saturday and Sunday.

Language

In English with German translation.

Participation

The retreat can be attend as a whole or partially.

The Venue

This retreat will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland, in Zurich Altstetten.

Level

For all levels

Registration

A registration is required

Good to know

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