Refuge Retreat

Saturday, 26 May until Thursday, 31 May iCal | Google Calendar

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Refuge Retreat: Stop Being Your Own Enemy, Start Being Your Own Protector!

This retreat starts with a Half Day workshop on Saturday, May 26th 10am-1pm with Visiting Teacher Keli Vaughan, Resident Teacher at Mahakankala Kadampa Buddhist Center, Santa Barbara

Our mind has tremendous power to either help or harm us. Through practicing refuge, we gradually learn how to become our own protector, instead of our own worst enemy, building stable habits of peace, joy and freedom within our own heart which we can then share with others.

We can achieve complete and permanent protection from all suffering by sincerely relying upon the Three Jewels: Buddha – the source of all refuge; Dharma – the realizations of Buddha’s teachings; and Sangha – pure Dharma practitioners who help us with our spiritual practice. Dharma is like medicine that prevents the sufferings of samsara, Buddha is the doctor who gives us this medicine, and the Sangha are the nurses who assist us.

SCHEDULE

Saturday May 26
Session 1 — 10am-11:30am
Session 2 — 12pm-1pm

Sunday, May 27
Self Guided Session 1 — 4:30-5:30pm
Self Guided Session 2 — 6:00-7:00pm

Monday, May 28
Self Guided Session 1 — 7:30-8:30am
Self Guided Session 2 — 9:00-10:00am
Heart Jewel — 5:30-6:30pm
Intro Class — 7:30-9:00pm

Tuesday, May 29
Self Guided Session 1 — 7:30-8:30am
Self Guided Session 2 — 9:00-10:00am
Heart Jewel — 5:30-6:30pm
Kangso 5:30-9:00pm

Wednesday, May 30
Self Guided Session 1 — 7:30-8:30am
Self Guided Session 2 — 9:00-10:00am
Heart Jewel — 5:30-6:30pm
GP — 7:00-8:00pm

Thursday, May 31
Self Guided Session 1 — 7:30-8:30am
Self Guided Session 2 — 9:30-10:45am
Compassion Prayers for World Peace — 5:30-6:30pm
Self Guided Session 3 — 7:15-8:30pm



About the teacher
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Keli Vaughan

Keli is a long-time student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has studied to become a teacher under the direct guidance of our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. She has served as the assistant teacher for both KMC California and KMC Hollywood, the principal Temples here in Southern California.

  • Saturday, 26 May until Thursday, 31 May
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027


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