Date

17–19 May 2019

Teacher

Gen Losang Kelsang

Price

CHF 120

Place

Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland

Living Lightly

Finding Freedom through Wisdom
Retreat on Emptiness

Friday 19:30–21pm / Saturday 9–18pm / Sunday 9–12:30pm

“We can live in the conventional world, without having to hold on to it. We can easily deal with the things of this world and have the flexibility of mind, to face any situation constructively.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

On this retreat we will meditate on powerful methods for letting go of painful thoughts and feelings in order to experience deep inner peace. We will explore Buddha’s teachings on the nature of reality and discover how we can develop real inner freedom by learning to understand the illusory nature of things. This wisdom enables us deeply let go of all problems and fears and live more joyfully and lightly, giving rise to innumerable benefits.

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.

Further 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 17 May 2019

19:30pm | Introduction

Saturday 18 May 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 19 May 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

Both lunches on Saturday and Sunday are booked out. There are various shops and restaurants close by.

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

Registration is required

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