Retreat Dates: July 27-29, 2012
Retreat Location: Riverwalk Hall in downtown Edwards
Retreat Topic: Cultivating a Kind Heart
Retreat on “The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation” & “Medicine Buddha Prayers for Healing”
We all have a natural tendency to seek happiness and avoid suffering. This is a basic fact of human existence. During this retreat, participants will learn about profound practices that allow inner reflection to deepen their wisdom and transform unhappiness and daily frustrations into a path of fundamental freedom and unconditional love.
The Eight Verses, derived from the traditional Mahayana Buddhist practice of lojong, was written by the great Kadampa Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa (AD 1054-1123).
Sunday morning will continue with the Medicine Buddha Prayers for Healing. Recitation of the Medicine Buddha mantra is an extremely powerful practice for healing physical illnesses and purification of negative karma.
This retreat is for beginners and advanced students alike. All are welcome. The weekend will be a combination of teaching, meditation, mantra recitation and time for Q & A.
Saturday: Registration at 9:00, Retreat from 10:00
Sunday: Registration at 9:30, Retreat from 10:00 – 12:00 – Medicine Buddha
Friday – July 27th – 6:30 PM Buddhist Film Series
Movie & refreshments are free but donations are always appreciated
Location: Community classroom of the Edwards Ambulance District Building in Edwards
“A Zen Life – D.T. Suzuki” is a documentary film about Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, who is credited with introducing Zen Buddhism to the west. Robert Avila writing for SF360, said “Anyone interested in the impact of Zen Buddhism in the West, or the life of one of its most distinguished representatives will be intrigued and affected by the film’s alluring intersection of biography, history and transformative ideas.” (film is 77 minutes)
Venerable Tenzin will lead a Q & A session after the film.
DIRECTIONS: Edwards Exit #163 on I-70, RIGHT turn at bottom of off ramp if eastbound or follow the roundabouts to the south if westbound. Go passed Shell Station on your left, passed the rest area and take the next left into Riverwalk area (just before the traffic light). Park anywhere around the Riverwalk Inn on your left. To reach Riverwalk Hall, go to the next building east and enter through the main entrance between the Main Street Grill and Juniper Restaurant. Go up to the second floor and all the way down the hall to your left.
Movie goers, Eagle County Health Service District Building
(aka Edwards Ambulance District Building-1055 Edwards Village Blvd, Edwards, CO 81632)
Take I-70 Edwards Exit #163 and go south through the traffic circles on Edwards Access Road until you come to the traffic light in Edwards on Highway 6. Go straight through the light and take a right just after the Gore Range Brewery onto Edwards Village Blvd. Take the 2nd & go one short block. Turn right directly in front of the Ambulance Building (white with green trim) and park to the east of that building in the lot. The community classroom is at the southwest corner of the building through the double doors.
Accommodations: Free lodging with local sangha members can generally be arranged in advance by calling Ben at 970.390.9299.
Contact: Ben Gaylord 970.390.9299
A donation of $150/single or $250/couple is suggested