3-Day Buddhist Mahayana Retreat on Metta and Practice

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Friday, Feb. 26

ZOOM ID/Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89185285652 
If this link doesn’t work, please check https://www.mtadamsbuddhisttemple.com/retreat/ for any last second announcements.


Guest Teacher: Khenpo Karten Rinpoche

Khenpo Karten RinpocheKhenpo Karten Rinpoche was born in the beautiful Himalaya in 1964. At the age of twelve, he was ordained at Ja-pa monastery, where he began his formal education of reading, writing and ritual practice. At the age of fifteen having completed the basic studies, he furthered his studies in the Sutra and Tantric texts under the accomplished master Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Pema Tsewang Rinpoche for eight years. Subsequently Khenpo Karten Rinpoche went to the hermitage of anther accomplished teacher, Sangye Tenzin Rinpoche and completed five years of retreat under the great master. In the retreat he completed the practices of the Naropa’s six yoga, Mahamudra and many others.  Since 2002, Rinpoche pays visit and bestows Amitabha teachings from thousands of people in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, Taiwan, Nepal, India, and the United States.

Meditations

We practice sitting, walking, and moving meditations.  Experience not necessary.  All meditations are explained by a teacher or ministerial student.  Meditation is central to developing a practice.  Sitting in the lotus position, or even cross legged, is not required.  Just sit comfortably.  

Metta Practice

Metta, or loving kindness, is a foundational practice.  We practice Metta for all sentient beings as well as for ourselves.  May you be well; May you be happy; May you know love; May you know peace.  You may begin to notice that Metta is at the core of much of what we do.  

Dharma talks

Five teachers rotate to give Dharma talks, or the teachings of the Buddha.  They are not lectures.  They come from the heart.  

Participation

Services and Retreats are not spectator sports or classroom lectures.  During the check-in, Dharma sharing, and Q&A sessions, all are encouraged to share.  The Sangha (the group) quickly becomes a trusted circle of friends.  

Physical Activity

We include instructor led Qi Gong, nine-joint meditation, and walking meditation to keep the blood flowing and the brain fresh.  

Please register at https://www.mtadamsbuddhisttemple.com/virtual-retreat-registration/

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

Sunday, Feb 28

Please visit INFORMATION PAGE for the most up to date information.  https://www.mtadamsbuddhisttemple.com/retreat/  

(This page will have outlines, chants, and anything you want posted for the group.  It will also have updates in case of internet/ZOOM problems).

COST: We are asking for $40.00 donation and no one is turned away for lack of funds