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Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

Friday, March 23, (All day) to Sunday, March 25, (All day) 2018


Lama Zopa Rinopoche says we would be "crazy" not to do purification practice every day. Vajrasattva purification practice is based on the four opponent powers (regret, refuge, remedy and resolve) and is a powerful daily practice to help make the mind happier about mistakes and purify negative karma. Geshe Gelek has frequently taught the basics of Vajrasattva practice and strongly encourages students to incorporate purification into our daily practice. We hope you can join us for a weekend focused on purification led by Venerable Ngawang Lhamo.

The Vajrasattva Retreat will be held at Noland's farm in Alamance County:  Friday evening (including dinner) through midday Sunday.

Registration cost  is $25 and covers food only.  Kadampa Center offers the teachings freely,  donations are greatly appreciated to help us with our costs as well.  After you register below, you may click on a link to donate.

Noland’s farm is a lovely setting for retreat – a peaceful place in the country with lots of space for reflection. The accommodations are quite rustic – sleeping is indoors, but be prepared to bring sleeping bags and padding. Camping is also an option. The farm is not fully handicapped accessible, including uneven ground for walking and stairs or steps to entrances. The farm is located in Alamance County, off Route 87 about halfway between Route 40 and Route 64 (about 15 minutes north of Pittsboro). Exact directions will be sent after registration.

At the retreat, we uphold the five retreat precepts of no lying; no taking something that isn’t freely given; no killing; no sexual contact; no use of drugs, alcohol or smoking.

Please plan to arrive at the farm on Friday betwen 3:30-5:30pm (if possible to check in). Dinner will be at 6:00pm and a mandatory orientation session begins at 7:00pm.

Final activity on Sunday is a mandatory final cleaning and packing session.

Registration below: