A ten-day – almost full silence – intermediate retreat led by Venerable Lobsang Namgyel, including teachings on the Lam Rim combined with Medicine Buddha practice.
The format includes teachings, group discussions, guided meditations, stretching, and pilgrimage to the Mahabodhi Stupa for inspiration and blessings.
Ven. Namgyel is a senior Western monk, with an array of life experiences and a unique, friendly and humorous style which makes students feel comfortable from the start.
The Medicine Buddha is a very powerful practice for healing, purification and success in our spiritual path and in our daily lives.
When we recite the mantra of the Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit. If you recite the mantra every day, the Buddhas and bodhisattvas will always pay attention and guide you. Your negative karmas will be cleansed and you will never to be born in the three lower realms. Even just hearing the names of the eight Medicine Buddhas pacifies diseases and spirits harms. This practice is especially beneficial if you are doing healing work, if you have a physical condition or if someone you know or love is suffering, this practice can be done for them, in their behalf.
The Lam Rim is the graduated path to enlightenment, it involves all the important points of the practice and philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism. Combining the Medicine Buddha with the Lam Rim will provide students the necessary foundational understanding to deepen their experience on the Medicine Buddha practice.
|Sun 2 Dec
|4:00pm||Welcome / introduction to meditation|
|7:00pm||First teachings with Ven. Namgyel|
|Mon 3–Mon 10 Dec
|9:00am||Medicine Buddha Practice &tTeachings with Ven. Namgyel (with a break)|
|3:30pm||Session with Ven. Namgyel (with a break)|
|7:00pm||Evening meditation (Pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Stupa alternate days to be announced)|
|9:00am||Last Medicine Buddha practice & teachings with Ven. Namgyel (with a break)|
|11:00am||Root Institute tour|
|12noon||Big Love Lunch|
|1:00pm||Feedback from the group|
Last day finishes with group lunch. Please note: This schedule is subject to change.