5-21 January, 2018: *Complete Lam Rim Retreat

15LifeLmTsngkpaMNote – we extended the retreat by a day to 21 January to allow for another full three-day lamrim cycle (see schedule below).

The skilfully organized linear and concise format of the Lam Rim Chen Mo by Lama Tsong Khapa has been relied on by centuries of practitioners seeking the means of awakening. Join us for a rare opportunity to experience all the main teachings and accompanying meditations of the entire path to enlightenment, or join us for a “mini retreat” of one of the 3 Scopes. While this is an intermediate/advanced retreat, everyone is welcome to attend any of the 3 Scopes.

Led by Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten. For a sample of what to expect, listen to these Lam Rim Meditations from Ven. Yönten’s weekend course here in February of 2017.

*The retreat is “complete” because it is a rare opportunity to experience all the main teachings and acccompanying meditations of the entire path to enlightenment as clarified by Lama Tsong Khapa.
It is also “complete” in the sense that it includes all of the requirements of the two-week Lam Rim retreat which students of FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism course need in order to complete the program.

Lamrim Retreat Schedule

(Click here to download the Lamrim Retreat Schedule 2018)

Friday, 5 January

  • Arrivals and time to settle for retreat – please arrive by 4:00pm
  • 6:00-6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00pm Welcome and introduction to the retreat

3-Day Cycles Lam Rim Meditations

  • 6-8 January
  • 9-11 January
  • 12-14 January
  • 15-17 January
  • 18-20 January

DAY ONEVen Yonten at beach

  • 5:30am Precepts (optional)
  • 6:00 Break
  • 6:30-7:15 Morning Prayers w/prostrations to 35 Buddhas
  • 7:15-8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00 Break
  • 8:30-9:15 Shakyamuni Buddha Guru Yoga1 w/ precious human rebirth
  • 9:30-10:15 Impermance and Death
  • 10:30-11:15 Death dissolution
  • 11:15 Break
  • 12:00-12:45pm Lunch
  • 12:45 Break
  • 2:00-2:45 Discussion
  • 3:00-3:45 Suffering of the Lower Realms – hells
  • 4:00-4:45 Suffering of the Lower Realms – pretas
  • 4:45-5:15 Tea Break
  • 5:15-6:00 Suffering of the Lower Realms – animals
  • 6:00-6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00-7:45 Refuge
  • 8:00-8:45 Karma – Four principles of karma
  • Short Vajrasattva Practice with Four Opponent Powers

DAY TWO

  • 5:30am Precepts (optional)
  • 6:00 Break
  • 6:30-7:15 Morning Prayers w/prostrations to 35 Buddhas
  • 7:15-8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00 Break
  • 8:30-9:15 Shakyamuni Guru Yoga w/ precious human rebirth
  • 9:30-10:15 Karma – Ten non-virtues and their results
  • 10:30-11:15 Suffering of the Upper Realms – humans
  • 11:15 Break
  • 12:00-12:45pm Lunch
  • 12:45 Break
  • 2:00-2:45 Discussion
  • 3:00-3:45 Suffering of upper realms – devas and demi-gods
  • 4:00-4:45 General sufferings of samsara – eight, six, or three
  • 4:45-5:15 Tea Break
  • 5:15-6:00 Four Noble Truths
  • 6:00-6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00-7:45 Wheel of life
  • 8:00-8:45 Generating the mind of renunciation
  • Short Vajrasattva Practice with Four Opponent Powers

DAY THREE

  • 5:30am Precepts (optional)
  • 6:00 Break
  • 6:30-7:15 Morning prayers w/ prostrations to 35 Buddhas
  • 7:15-8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00 Break
  • 8:30-9:15 Shakyamuni Buddha Guru Yoga w/ precious human rebirth
  • 9:30-10:15 Equanimity
  • 10:30-11:15 Bodhichitta – 7 cause and effect
  • 11:15 Break
  • 12:00-12:45pm Lunch
  • 12:45 Break
  • 2:00-2:45pm Discussion
  • 3:00-3:45 Equalizing and exchanging self w/others
  • 4:00-4:45 Tong-len
  • 4:45 Tea Break
  • 5:15-6:00 Concentration
  • 6:00-6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00-7:45 Emptiness
  • 8:00-8:45 Short Vajrasattva Practice with Four Opponent Powers
  • King of Prayers (and Dedications on final day of retreat)

Sunday, 21 January

  • 7:15-8:00 Breakfast
  • Departures*

*Additional meals and nights can be purchased to extend your stay.

Costs

Prices (in NZD)

Entire 2-week retreat

Single cabin $1299

Tara cabin (outhouse/shared bathroom) $1099

Single room $1099

Double room $999

Dorm room $849

Camping $700

Any three day cycle

$195 course and meals for the three days plus breakfast the following morning; accommodation additional. Shared dorm rate $28 per night. This same rate applies to each three-day cycle if attending more than one.

Guests coming for three-day cycles will be put in shared dorm rooms (triple or quads), and if requested upgraded at the time of the retreat if single rooms or cabins were not booked by people attending the entire retreat.

To register – please use our booking form or call us at +64 (0)7 866 6851.