A JOYFUL JOURNEY WITHIN
This retreat after Christmas is a special opportunity to become familiar with Buddhist meditation and in particular the meditations on the stages of the path to enlightenment. These meditations, known as Lamrim, have the power to improve our good qualities (love, compassion and wisdom) and increase our inner peace and happiness. We will also do breathing meditation to calm and relax our mind before the Lamrim meditations.
These Larmim meditations are based on the new book “the mirror of Dharma”, all of which are methods to improve our inner peace, happiness and good qualities. Breathing meditation can help us to relax and become more peaceful but by also practicing Lamrim meditation we can transform our mind.
This retreat is an opportunity to experience the benefits of Lamrim meditation and learn how to integrate them into our life.
What to expect
Each session will be guided by Gen Kelsang Devi. He will give explanation on the particular meditation subject followed by a guided meditation. Each session lasts for an hour and consists of chanted prayers, explanations and a period of silence for contemplation and meditation. You can attend any or all retreat sessions.
During the 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 café offers plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of like-minded people.
Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland as well as Kailash International Retreat Center in Törbel (Valais) and a modern Buddhist nun. She is a senior teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for 20 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
During this time Gen Devi has engaged in extensive silent meditation retreat and has also taught and skilfully guided numerous group retreats around the world. Gen Devi’s experience makes her teachings and guidance in retreats very powerful, clear and practical. Her joyful warmth and humour make them accessible to everyone. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everyone find peace in their minds through the experience of meditation and to use Buddha’s timeless teachings to discover real happiness in modern life.
CHF whole retreat
CHF one day
CHF 35 half day
CHF 20 single retreat session
CHF 8 Lunch (Soup and bread)
25% discount for AHV/IV and students
Saturday 28 December–Monday 30 December 2019
10:00 – 11:00am | Retreat Session
11:30 – 12:30pm | Retreat Session
14:30 – 15:30pm | Retreat Session
16:00 – 17:00pm | Retreat Session
In English with German translation
It is possible to attend the whole or part of the retreat
We provide accommodation in a simple dormitory for CHF 25 per night, including breakfast
There will be a soup on offer for CHF 8.00 each day
This retreat takes place at Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland in Zurich Altstetten.
Kadampa Meditation Centre Switzerland
+41 (0) 44 461 33 88