Zen Mountain – Migtsema Prayer Retreat

Thursday, 7 November until Sunday, 10 November 7:30pm - 12:30pm iCal | Google Calendar

58900 Apple Canyon Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561, mountain center, CA, 92561

Migtsema Prayer Retreat: Transformation Through Faith – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Join us for a relaxing and meaningful away retreat in the beautiful wilderness of the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California!

THE TOPIC
During this retreat we will generate powerful minds of faith in Guru Tsongkhapa through the blessed practice of Migtsema. Gen Rigpa will guide meditations helping us to go deeper into this sublime prayer, a prayer that is like a portal into all of Buddha’s eighty-four thousand teachings!

THE LOCATION
Zen Mountain Center offers a peaceful and secluded natural setting for deep meditation retreat. Within the beauty of nature – 160 acres of wilderness next to a National Forest with striking scenery, wildlife, fresh air and mountains – we will go off-the-grid, let go of technology, and turn inward to explore the true nature of reality on this special weekend retreat. A short hike to the top of the ridge above the valley yields spectacular views of the desert and Salton Sea below, as well as Apple Canyon and Lake Hemet. The ridge above is part of the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from Mexico to Canada, and many hikers pass through to access the trail at this particularly stunning section. (3 hour drive from Los Angeles.)

Is this retreat for you?
This retreat is for people who are comfortable in silence and rustic conditions, enjoy meditating on emptiness, and happy to go off the grid and be free of technology for four days.

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 21

3:30-5:30pm Arrival/Check-In
5:30pm Dinner
7:45-9:15pm Teaching & Meditation

Friday, March 22

7:30am Breakfast
8:30-10am Session 1
11:00am SILENCE BEGINS
11am-12:30pm Session 2
12:30pm Lunch
4:00-5:30pm Session 3 w/ Q&A
5:30pm Dinner
7:00-8:30pm Session 4

Saturday, March 23

7:30am Breakfast
8:30-10am Session 1
11am-12:30pm Session 2
12:30pm Lunch
4:00-5:30pm Session 3 w/ Q&A
5:30pm Dinner
7:00-8:30pm Session 4

Sunday, March 24

7:30am Breakfast
8:30-10am Session 1
10:00-10:30am SILENCE ENDS + Group Discussion
11:00am-12:15pm WFJ w/ Tsog + Cleanup afterwards

 

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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, 7 November until Sunday, 10 November
  • 7:30pm - 12:30pm
  • Yokoji Zen Mountain Center
  • 58900 Apple Canyon Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561, mountain center, CA, 92561
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