In-Depth Retreats

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:

Amitayus Retreat

Feb 17 – 19, 2017

By engaging in this practice we can strengthen our own and others’ lifespan, attain the profound wisdom of clear light, and accumulate a vast wealth of merit, or good fortune. Through this we will have a long, happy, and meaningful life. This short retreat begins on Friday evening with an introduction to the practice.

Timetable

Fri 17
7.30 – 9pm Introduction

Sat 18
8.45 – 10am Session 1
11am – 12.15pm Session 2
4.30 – 6pm Session 3

Sun 19
8.45 – 10am Session 1
4.30 – 5.45pm Session 2
7.30 – 9pm Session 3

Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice

Apr 7 – 9, 2017

This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and bodhichitta.

Refuge Retreat

Apr 21 – 27, 2017

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.