Concentration is the very essence of meditation practice. If we become an accomplished meditator we will definitely be able to solve all of our problems. However, since our mind is easily distracted it is not uncommon to find it difficult to concentrate. This course will explore the many benefits of developing concentration, the specific obstacles we need to overcome, and practical tips and advice for improvement.

 

SATURDAY JANUARY  27, 2018

10 AM – 1 PM

COST: $20

Members 1/2 price

 

The main reason why we find relationships to be problematic and painful is that we confuse love with attachment. Love never causes any problems, whereas attachment causes nothing but difficulties. If we do not know the difference between love and attachment, then we will never experience satisfying relationships because attachment will poison our mind and make us confused and unhappy. The day course will reveal the methods to identify and abandon attachment and how to increase the power and scope of our mind of love.

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY  10, 2018

10 AM – 1 PM

COST: $20

Members 1/2 price

 

This retreat will focus on the Supreme Vehicle that is Kadam Dharma and specifically, the ‘four wheels’ that the supreme vehicle travels on. This vehicle is supreme because it offers quick and easy methods to progress and complete the path to liberation and enlightenment. The four wheels of this vehicle are renunciation, bodhichitta, the correct view of emptiness, and the two stages of Highest Yoga Tantra. These four wheels comprise the very essence of all of Buddha’s teachings and enable the attainment of the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in one short human life. Therefore, we need a deep understand of these ‘wheels’ if we wish to successfully negotiate the path to ultimate joy.

 

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MARCH 9 – 11, 2018

HIDDEN ACRES RETREAT CENTRE

1921 – 37 LINE

NEW HAMBURG ON

N3A 4B5

 

 

FRIDAY MARCH 9 Session 1 8 – 9:30 pm
SATURDAY MARCH 10 Session 2 8:30 – 10 am
Session 3 11 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch 1 pm
Session 4 3 – 4:30 pm
Dinner 5 pm
Offering to the Spiritual Guide 7 – 9 pm
SUNDAY MARCH 11 Session 5 8:30 – 10 am
Session 6 11 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch 1 pm