Lake Arrowhead Away Retreat

Thursday, 16 August until Sunday, 19 August iCal | Google Calendar

Arrowhead Ranch, Lake Arrowhead, CA, 92352

**Registration closes on Monday, August 6th**

Topic: Awakening the Heart: Transformation Through Loving Kindness

“First, I should apply myself to meditation
On the equality of self and others.
Because we are all equal in wanting to experience happiness and avoid suffering,
I should cherish all beings as I do myself.”-Shantideva

In this annual weekend away retreat, we will emphasize cultivation the precious mind of affectionate love, the foundational realization at the heart of the Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment. Through training in these special meditations, we will increasingly feel very close, warm and happy towards others, thereby experiencing joyful and loving minds throughout our daily life.

Location:
Our retreat will take place at the Arrowhead Ranch in Lake Arrowhead. Nestled in the stunningly beautiful and majestic mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest, “The Alps of Southern California”, Lake Arrowhead offers an ideal, picturesque setting for meditation retreat. Within the beauty of nature – the striking scenery, wildlife, and fresh air of the mountains – find peace and meaning on this joyful and tranquil weekend retreat. (About a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles.)

Teacher:
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western United States National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, and the Resident Teacher of KMC-Hollywood and KMC-California. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.

Choose your accommodation (prices are per person):
Cottages:
Single (very limited #): $460
Double (2 Twins or Double): $370
Double with kitchenette (limited #): $395
Shared (3+ in one room): $350
Dorm: $315 (For dorm: optional $15 linen package:sheets, pillows and towel)

Please note: For those booking a single or double, there may be extra beds in your room.

** Cost includes accommodations, retreat and meals

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About the teacher
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Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Resident Teacher and Western US National Spiritual Director. Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

  • Thursday, 16 August until Sunday, 19 August
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Arrowhead Ranch, Lake Arrowhead, CA, 92352
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