Snow Mountain Retreat 2020
with Gen Kelsang Devi
4 January – 16 February 2020
6 week full silent retreat
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
The Very Essence of Buddha’s Teachings of Sutra and Tantra
Immerse yourself in this supreme opportunity to enjoy the sublime practices of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage. Based on the unsurpassed teachings from the book ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, engage in each of the four great preliminary guides (approx 3 weeks) and then absorb into the five stages of the actual practice of Mahamudra (approx 3 weeks) enabling us to attain full enlightenment in this life time. All within the qualified retreat conditions of the exquisite environment of Kailash IRC a quiet and joyful place located in the beautiful Swiss mountains.
Although this retreat is guided as a whole, not every session is guided. Some sessions will be self guided to enable practitioners to deepen their own experience and confidence in meditation.
Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Kailash International Retreat Centre and Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland. She is a Buddhist nun and a senior international teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for 20 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
During this time Gen Devi has engaged in extensive silent meditation retreat and has also taught and skilfully guided numerous group retreats around the world. Gen Devi’s experience makes her teachings and guidance in retreats very powerful, clear and practical. Her joyful warmth and humour make them accessible to everyone. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everyone find peace in their minds through the experience of meditation and to use Buddha’s timeless teachings to discover real happiness in modern life.
Information about the timetable of the retreat will follow soon.
It is possible to attend a part or the whole retreat:
- Part 1; The first three weeks: 4 – 24 Jan 2020, The Four Great Preliminary Guides
- Part 2; The last three weeks: 25 Jan – 16 Feb 2020, The Five stages of Mahamudra
- The whole six weeks: 4 Jan – 16 Feb 2020, The Four Great Preliminary Guides and The Five stages of Mahamudra
- The first one or two weeks of Parts 1 & 2
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