The retreats are suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced practitioners needing to expand their practice.
This retreat will help you to develop a focused and concentrated mind through the calm abiding meditation also known as shamatha. It will have a strong emphasis on gaining understanding and becoming more familiar with the correct view of reality; the view of emptiness.
The meditation practice will generate a calm, concentrated mind. You will guided to focus first on the breath, gradually moving to being mindful of mental activity and moving to an even subtler inward focus to being mindful of awareness of awareness.
Participants will leave with a grounded appreciation of the view of emptiness and how to practically apply this wisdom into their daily lives.
The retreat have periods of silence allowing participants to build a regular practice.
Retreat Leader - Venerable Khadro was born in Venezuela and raised in Argentina, then in 2004 immigrated to New Zealand where she first encountered Tibetan Buddhism. Since then Venerable Khadro has engaged in formal Buddhist studies and has served in various FPMT Centers, led many projects and courses in NZ, Australia, Colombia, India, Nepal and Germany. Venerable Khadro is currently the Spiritual Programme Coordinator of Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India.
Ven Khadro’s "international" background and experiences allows her to have an open, friendly, warm and approachable manner.
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