Special Summer Retreat - Meditations to Make our Life Meaningful
Kadampa Meditation Center Texas
1875 Laws Street
Join us for this Post Summer Festival Retreat. Lamrim, or the stages of the path, is a special set of spiritual teachings that includes all he essential teachings of Buddha and is an accessible and practical guide for successful meditation. During this retreat, Gen Kelsang Menla will be giving commentary from this years summer festival. Beginners welcome. Perfect for beginners, the first day of this retreat Gen Menla will focus on meditations, called Lamrim. Lamrim focuses on using Buddha’s instructions in a practical way to solve daily problems. In this step by step meditation approach, you will learn how to effectively change your daily life experience from unhappiness to happiness. On Sunday, based on the teachings at the International Summer Festival, Gen Menla will focus on the essential practices of Vajrayogini and Heruka Tantra. On this special retreat day, he will give commentary to this daily practice for Highest Yoga Tantra Practitioners. You must have received Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment to attend the second day. Enjoy any session of the first day of the retreat that fits your schedule! Teacher Gen Kelsang Menla has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and was requested by him to become the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas in June 2017. Gen Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has worked and taught within the New Kadampa Tradition for many years. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation. Schedule Meditations that Make Our Life Meaningful Saturday, August 18 Session 1: 9.00-10.15am Session 2: 11.15am-12.30pm Session 3: 2.30pm-3.45pm Session 4: 4:30pm-6pm Pure Bliss of Tantra Sunday, August 19 (You must have received HYT empowerment to attend retreat sessions on this day. The 11am class is open to all.) Session 1: 9.00am-10.15am Sunday Morning Meditation: 11.00am-12.30pm | Drop-in Class- Open for all Session 2: 2.30pm-3.45pm Session 3: 4.30pm-6.00pm This retreat includes guided meditations and teachings. Refreshments are provided during the break. Cost and Registration Pre-registration available on Saturday only. Saturday, Aug. 18th $12 session / $40 day Sunday, Aug. 19th (HYT empowerment required) $12 session / $35 day Free for Sponsors and Benefactors SATURDAY PRE-REGISTRATION Parking PARKING IS EASY! Abundant metered street parking is available on Lamar, Laws, Griffin, Munger, Corbin and Ross and is just $.50/hour. Download the Parkmobile app on your phone, its super easy! A number of lots and garages are also available within walking distance for $6/ day and $7/day. Parking is not validated on Saturday.