Praises to Buddha Tara Retreat - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria

PRAISES TO BUDDHA TARA

Liberation from Sorrow

1-DAY RETREAT

KMC Victoria

DATE:  Sunday, June 30, 9.30am-2.30pm

WHERE:  KMC Victoria, 970 Blanshard St., Victoria BC

COST: $20/free for members

IN-PERSON and ONLINE ATTENDANCE

We open our doors 15 minutes before the start of each meditation session.  As a courtesy to participants, please arrive a few minutes before the session begins.

Online Attendance available for members only.  Registration information has been emailed to Members separately.

ABOUT THIS RETREAT

Homage to Tara, the Swift One, the Heroine!  

Buddha Arya Tara is a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. Tara’s name means ‘Rescuer’ and she is considered the Spiritual Mother of all the Buddhas.  We can rely upon Tara to protect us from all inner and outer obstacles, fulfill all our wishes, and provide us with all the necessary conditions to help guide and inspire us along our spiritual path.

In this retreat three sessions of Tara Prayers will be recited according to the sadhana (prayer booklet), “Liberation from Sorrow – Praises and Requests to the Twenty-One Taras”

PRAISES TO BUDDHA TARA

Sunday, June 30 ~ 9.30am-2.30pm

PRAYER BOOKLET: Liberation from Sorrow ~ Praises and Requests to the Twenty-One Taras.

WHO CAN ATTEND: Everyone is welcome to attend.  Come for the full day or drop in for individual sessions.  No experience necessary.

 

SCHEDULE

9.30-10.30am  ~  Session 1

11.00am-Noon  ~  Session 2

1.30-2.30pm  ~  Session 3

TEACHERS

 

Debbi Jones

Debbi is a member of the Teacher Training Program and teaches Friday mornings at Brentwood Bay. Debbi has more than 20 years secondary school teaching experience and enjoys sharing the practical benefits of meditation in daily life.

Olivera Brkic

Olivera Brkic is a longterm member of our Centre and studies on our Teacher Training Program. Olivera is known for her generous and outgoing spirit and deep appreciation of Dharma practice.

Mariem Martinson

Mariem is a member of our Teacher Training Program and will be guiding Lamrim meditations with Heart Jewel Prayers on Tuesdays. Mariem coordinates the Centre’s group meditation prayers and brings many years of meditation experience and practice to her classes.

FAQS

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE COURSE?

TEACHING  The teacher will then give a practical teaching  based on a book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

GUIDED MEDITATION  Each session includes meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also the opportunity to ask questions.

WHAT ARE THE COVID PROTOCOLS FOR ATTENDANCE?
  • Stay home if sick or not feeling well
  • Masks are optional
MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind

Q. Do I need to have any experience?

No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

Q. How should I dress?

No special clothing is required, come as you are.

Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?

No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

Q. Do I need to book in advance to attend in person?

No, please just drop in a few minutes before the class starts and pay at the door with cash, credit card or cheque.  Members just tick their name on the list.

Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?

No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like.  Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.

Q. What is your policy regarding fragrance?

We strive to be a scent free environment. Please help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance free. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma and allergies.

Q. What is your policy regarding late arrival?

Our doors open 15 minutes before class start.  Kindly arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class start to facilitate check in and get seated. Out of kindness for our volunteers, students and Teachers, we cannot accommodate latecomers.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre