Retreat provides an opportunity to gain deeper experience of meditation. On retreat we withdraw from our usual routine and structure our time and conditions so that we can get the most out of our meditation.
Manjushri KMC is the perfect place to engage in retreat, and the centre offers a comprehensive programme of group retreats throughout the year. All retreats include some instruction and guidance.
Our Annual Retreats:
Apr 21 – 27, 2017
Refuge retreat – guided sessions with Gen-la Thubten.
Gen-la Thubten will lead the first four sessions of the refuge retreat and teach four special meditations on developing renunciation as part of the practice of refuge.
We can find true refuge within ourselves by cultivating love, compassion, and wisdom. This inner experience is the Dharma – a Sanskrit word meaning “protection.” Deep experience of these minds has complete power to protect us from suffering and give rise to deep inner happiness. We cultivate this inner refuge by relying on Enlightened Beings (Buddhas) and our spiritual friends and companions (the Sangha).
Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering Retreat
Jul 7 – 14, 2017
This retreat combines the practices of Guru Yoga, which is the gateway to receiving blessings, and Mandala Offerings, which is the gateway to accumulating merit.