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:
Feb 15 – 17, 2019
In this retreat, we make prayers to Buddha Amitayus for everyone, including our self, to enjoy a long life endowed with good fortune and great wisdom.
Feb 22 – 28, 2019
The foundation of the Buddhist way of life is to go for refuge to Buddha, to guide us along the spiritual path to enlightenment; to Dharma, inner spiritual realizations that protect us from our delusions which are the source of all our suffering; and to Sangha, pure spiritual practitioners who inspire us, show a good example and help us along the spiritual path to inner peace. This retreat will deepen our experience of Buddhist refuge which is the foundation of all spiritual realizations.
Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice
Apr 13 – 15, 2019
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.
Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering Retreat
Jun 28 – Jul 5, 2019
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.