January Retreats 2019
Come to Madhyamaka and enjoy our traditional January retreats.
This year we have an extensive retreat programme that you can customise to suit your needs.
Book the whole month and and give yourself some time to engage in a meaningful spiritual retreat.
Everyone is welcome!
2nd – 8th with Kelsang Chogma
Lamrim – The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Lamrim is a special set of instructions that includes all the essential teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni arranged in such a way that all his Hinayana and Mahayana teachings can be put into practice in a single meditation session.
Kelsang Chogma is the Resident Teacher at Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Halifax. She has been practising and teaching meditation and modern Buddhism for over twenty years.
Chogma was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2009 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and serves as a wonderful example of the ordained way of life in the modern world.
She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, having been the Education Programme Coordinator (EPC) at six different Centres. Chogma is admired for her enthusiasm about Dharma practice, her beautiful faith in Venerable Geshe-la, and her joy when teaching and talking about Dharma.
11th – 18th with Gen Tharpa
The Conventional & Ultimate Nature of the Mind
-The Oral Instructions
If you realise your own mind you will become a Buddha
Don’t look for enlightenment elsewhere – Buddha
Through training in Mahamudra meditation according to the Ganden Oral Lineage we can discover a deep source of peace and joy within our own mind and begin to awaken our Buddha Nature. The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra is a special presentaion of Buddhas Tantric teachings.
It explains clearly and concisely the entire spiritual path from the initial preliminary practices to the final completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra that enable us to attain full enlightenment in this life. In this retreat Gen Tharpa will guide you through the instructions from the wisdom of his own personal practice. He has a great depth of understanding of the Tantric teachings of Buddha which he conveys with great clarity.
18th – 24th (with the option to book 3 days silence until 27th) with Gen Tharpa
Inner Fire – The Oral Instructions
Through the simple yet profound practice of Inner Fire according to the Ganden Oral Instructions we can easily begin to experience the most profound realisations of completion stage of Vajrayogini and so be able to attain enlightenment in this life. In this retreat Gen Tharpa will present these instuctions from New Guide to Dakini Land.
Not to be missed! (you must have had HYT empowerments to engage in this retreat)
2nd – 31st with Gen Tharpa
Vajrayogini Close Retreat.
We are again able to offer a Close Retreat of Vajrayogini. In this retreat you will count 100,000 of the 3 OM mantra and draw closer to Vajrayogini. Having held many close retreats held here at Madhyamaka KMC the conditions and spiritual power here are very good to take engage in this retreat. Gen Tharpa will guide the first week then be available for advice for the rest of the month.
A Fire Puja will be held on the 2nd of February for those who complete the retreat.
You can attend the Fire Puja if you have already compleated a close reteat. Contact us for details.
(you must have had HYT empowerments to engage in this retreat).