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Tara Mini-Retreat with Geshe Gelek (Four sessions)

6:15 am Saturday, January 18, 2020

 

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.

Kadampa Center has a special relationship with Tara, according to Sera Jey Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek, our Geshes' teacher, who consecrated our Tara statues during a visit to Kadampa Center.  Here is an opportunity to deepen our connection to her!

 

In this one day mini-retreat, Geshe Gelek will  lead us in  Tara retreat as it is traditionally practiced - beginning before dawn and ending after sundown. 

This is a daytime rereat - we will not sleep over at the Center.

Kadampa Center will provide breakfast and lunch.

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

 

Schedule:

Saturday, January 18
6:15 am - 7:30 am   First session
7:30 am -   Breakfast break
TBD   Second Session
TBD   Lunch break
TBD   Third session
TBD   Break
5:30 - 6:30 pm   Final session
6:30-7:30 pm   Take down altar and set up gompa

 

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 Tara mini-retreat are $125 to sponsor a single day and $250 to sponsor the full retreat.

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.

Donationsare 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 breakfast or lunch ~ $75

Sponsor full retreat  ~ $250

Sponsor half day ~ $125

Tara Mini-Retreat Donation Opportunities

Heart Giving - $Your Choice

Thank You!!