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Set up Altar and Gompa for Tara Mini-Retreat with Geshe Gelek

10:30 am Friday, August 16, 2019

 

Protector, remover of obstacles, model of enlightened activity, inspiration to Lama Atisha - Tara is all of these. Doing Tara practice clears obstacles in our spiritual lives and helps us attain our positive goals, both spiritual and mundane.

Come join in the first part of the retreat practice: setting up the altar and gompa in preparation for the retreat. 

This involves bringing the 21 Taras from the main altar to a special altar the center of the gompa, and setting up everything needed for offerings.

Find out details about the full retreat here.

In this Saturday mini-retreat, Geshe Gelek will lead us in Tara retreat. 

Please note that lunch breaks are only one hour, so there is very little time to go out for lunch. Kadampa Center will provide lunch.

Anyone is welcome to attend any session, but we encourage all to try to attend the full retreat to get the maximum benefit.

 

Friday Schedule:

Friday, August 16    
10:30 am - 12 noon   Set up retreat altar (all are welcome to help)

 

Supporting the retreat

Supporting the retreat is an incredibly powerful and important act -- it is a practice of the highest form of generosity – giving the means to enlightenment. Kadampa Center has for many years operated within the ideal of offering spiritual programs without charging a fee, so that money is not an obstacle for anyone to participate in spiritual practice. (Occasionally we will request a registration fee for a retreat.) We rely on the generous hearts of those who are moved to support the spiritual offerings and keep them open to everyone regardless of ability to pay. Supporting teachings and practice benefits not just the Center and those who attend, but it also greatly benefits the donor, because it creates the causes to meet the teachings again in future lives, and deepens the connection with the teacher or retreat deity.

Kadampa Center offers two ways to support retreats:  Sponsorships and Donations

Sponsorships for the one-day Tara mini-retreat are $125.

Sponsorships for lunch for everyone at the retreat at $75.

Sponsors receive:

The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post on the gompa door for all to share.  We must receive the dedication by two days before the retreat begins to assure we have time to print and post your dedication.

Donations are any amount less than $125.

Donors of $50 or more receive:

The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post on the gompa door for all to share. We must receive the dedication by two days before the retreat begins to assure we have time to print and post your dedication.

Supporting the retreat is a two-step process

Step One  is dedicating your generosity (click here).

Step Two  is making the donation or sponsorship (use the buttons below on this page)

Dedications may be very simple - "For my mother, Rosemary" - or they might encompass more extensive spiritual wishes, such as "May these teachings be the cause to liberate all sentient beings," or wishes for the teacher's long life, to benefit a person who is ill - any heart-felt positive intention!  You also can dedicate for more than one intention.

Use our secure online community to donate by clicking your choice below.

To try our new Text Giving, send KC108 to 73256 and select your level from the drop down menu.

Don't forget to dedicate your generosity!

Tara Mini-Retreat Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor the lunch ~ $75

Sponsor one day ~ $125

Tara Mini-Retreat Donation Opportunities

 

Heart Giving - $Your Choice

Thank You!!