Wisdom and compassion are essential faculties to develop in order to attain enlightenment. Insight meditation or vipassana is a simple practice of the moment-to-moment observation of the mind through calm, focused awareness. Vipassana means to see things as they really are.
As insight deepens, wisdom and compassion arise naturally. Growth in clarity brings about penetrating insight into the nature of our experience and with it comes an increased awareness that we are related with others in profound ways. The combination of sublime awareness (vipashyana) and altruism (bodhicitta) cultivates our natural capacity to have an open, loving heart and increased peace and clarity in our daily lives. In this weekend meditation retreat, we will be led through vipassana and bodhicitta practices by one of Chenrezig Institute's most senior and accomplished teachers – T.Y. Alexander. T.Y. will show us how to create the conditions necessary for the arising of insight and compassion, and how to use these practices to achieve freedom and lasting happiness. The retreat will be conducted in complete silence and will involve long periods of sitting meditation.
It is highly recommended for intermediate and advanced practitioners and is a golden opportunity to really deepen your meditation practice! Please note: it is compulsory for all course participants to attend the introduction on Friday evening as not to disrupt the flow of the retreat. CHENREZIG INSTITUTE A Centre for Buddhist Study, Meditation & Retreat T.Y. Alexander met her teachers Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche in 1971, studied in Nepal and India, ordained as a Buddhist nun and remained ordained for nine years. TY has since lived and worked in various Buddhist centres around the world. In 1985 she moved to Australia, where she teaches, leads retreats and engages in other work within Buddhist centres.
Insight and Compassion: A Mahayana Vipassana Retreat
Chenrezig Institute, 33 Johnsons Road, Eudlo
Fri 23 Jan, 6.30pm - Mon 26 Jan, 4.30pm
Event Cost: $165 Full fee, $148.50 Concession / Members
For further information please contact 07 5453 2108
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
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