Important information on those, interested or attending the Urban Retreat at Queenstown Dharma Centre April 12 – 23.
If you wish to attend print and sign the forms identified and forward by post (address at bottom of email) or scan and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 12-23, Saturday to Wednesday. Starts 9am Saturday 12th. Ends 5pm, Wednesday the 23th. Urban Retreat (10 days): Mindfulness to Mahamudra a ten day urban retreat merging compassion with Vipassana meditations. With teachings on the theme ‘No Compassion—no Awakening: from Mindfulness to Mahamudra.’
Lama Mark gives an over-view teaching on the importance of discovering all encompassing Compassion. “To much emphasis on Emptiness, the nature of all things and beings, is straying from the full realization of freedom from suffering. So to, too much emphasis on developing relative compassion lacks the skillfulness to bring beings out of suffering states and keep them out. And yet, compassion permeated with profound experience of emptiness, is real freedom. Not just for oneself, but it encompasses all beings and things. This Path of extracting the one—Compassion—through the unity of the two, begins with mindfulness and love.” LM
Also a reminder Lama Mark’s Teaching Program starts at the Dharma Centrethis Friday Night, 14 April at 7.30pm. For the duration of Lama Mark’s visit the normalThursday night and Sunday Programs are on hold. More information atdharmacentre.org.nz