16 - 17 January 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)
Sometimes it seems impossible to be able to develop a genuine spiritual life with so many distractions and busyness both at work and at home. By setting some time aside to engage in meditation retreat, we give ourselves permission to stop all forms of extraneous activities in order to emphasize our spiritual development.
This weekend retreat will give us the opportunity to be guided along 8 meditations on the stages of the path to enlightenment, Lamrim. By training in Lamrim meditation, we can begin to understand and experience for ourselves the real happiness and benefit that an authentic spiritual practice can bring us.
Note that this meditation retreat will cover in-depth Buddhist subjects as detailed in the topic breakdown below. Everybody is welcome to attend, whether beginner or experienced, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, however if you're unfamiliar with these topics we recommend that you download the free eBook Modern Buddhism where these topics are explained. In this way you'll get the most out of your retreat.
Sat & Sun timetable:
9am Saturday only - Welcome and introduction
9.15 – 10.30am - Session #1/ #5
11.15 – 12.30pm - Session #2/ #6
2.00 – 3.15pm - Session #3/ #7
4.00 - 5.15pm - Session #4/ #8
5.30 - 6.30pm - Wishfulfilling Jewel chanted prayers
Between sessions you are welcome to relax in our meditation space if you wish.
Retreat session breakdown:
5mins - Introductory Prayers
30mins - Teaching
10mins - Prayers for Meditation
25mins - Meditation
5mins - Dedication Prayers
Retreat topic breakdown:
Session 1 - Meditation on the preciousness of our human life
Session 2 - Meditation on death
Session 3 - Meditation on the danger of lower rebirth & going for refuge
Session 4 - Meditation on karma
Session 5 - Meditation on renunciation
Session 6 - Meditation on cherishing all living beings
Session 7 - Meditation on universal compassion & the supreme good heart, bodhichitta
Session 8 - Training in meditation on emptiness
Kelsang Rabka was appointed as the Resident Teacher of KMC Singapore in mid 2020. He is an Australian Buddhist monk who has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and his senior disciples for 12 years, and has taught both in Australia and the UK.
The clarity and warmth in his teachings has helped many students experience the practical benefits of modern Kadampa Buddhism in their daily lives.