Spend Time in Meditation
Retreat is about taking time to let go of things from our normal, daily activities. In retreat, we create space to meditate and within that spacious environment, we focus on Buddha’s teachings with a feeling of happiness and joy. We make a strong determination to enjoy meditation, without grasping at results and expectations. KMC-LI schedules several retreats every year both for beginners and more experienced practitioners with the purpose of taking the teachings to heart and giving plenty of time to contemplate deeply.
Our half-day “Silence is Golden” retreat, offered 2-3 times a year, on a single day from 10am – 3:30pm provides students with a taste of silent retreat while taking meaningful objects such as the nature of the mind, tranquil abiding, and love as objects of our meditation.
Other regular retreats offered at KMC-LI include a three-day retreat with four sessions per day leading up to Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s birthday in early June and 24-hour Green Tara retreats (with sessions every four hours) in reverence to the female enlightened Buddha known for her swift compassion and rescuing abilities to help us dispel obstacles in our lives. We also hold brief retreats following our Blessing Empowerments which focus primarily on drawing closer and cultivating the enlightened qualities of a particular Buddha.
Retreat is a gift you give to yourself and others because the time spent meditating and contemplating helps you advance and make progress in your practice. It serves to balance our subtle inner energy winds, leading to more peaceful minds.
Our inner potential is vast and unlimited. However, in the busyness of our daily life, this is obscured by our scattered thoughts, our worries, and incessant mental chatter. We are unable to appreciate the beauty, peace and happiness that lies within us. This practical and experiential meditation course will take us deep into our hearts, into the stillness, into the very nature of our consciousness. We will taste our potential for freedom and enlightenment. Maintaining silence throughout the day enables us to gain deeper insights and experiences. Kadam Matthew is the Resident Teacher of Vajradhara Meditation Center in Brooklyn, NY. Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience is required.
*** This event is limited to 70 people and will sell out. Participants must attend all four sessions. ***
RETREAT ON THE FOUR PROFUNDITIES
Shelter Island, NY – March 2016
Led by Kadam Holly McGregor
Organized by KMC The Hamptons
282 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
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