The foundation of Buddhism is refuge in the Three Jewels. During this retreat, we will spend time developing this beautiful mind of refuge, our actual protection from all pain and problems. Through practicing refuge, we gradually build a stable peace in our mind, increasing our experience of joy and freedom. A pure refuge practice also gives us the confidence and strength to make authentic spiritual progress that we can then share with others.

Dharma is like medicine that prevents the sufferings of this impure cycle of life, Buddha is like the doctor who gives us this medicine, and Sangha are the nurses who assist us.

We attain permanent freedom from suffering by sincerely relying upon the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. In each session there will be a teaching and a guided refuge meditation in conjunction with the chanted prayer Essence of Good Fortune.

Led by Gen Kelsang Chokyi , Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at AKBC.

$20/full retreat, $5/session, free to FP and Patron Members

Retreat Schedule
9–10:30am Initial Scope meditations
11am–12:30pm Intermediate Scope meditations
Lunch break(BYO)
2–3:30pm Great Scope meditations
4–5:30pm Great Scope meditations

Weekend Retreats for 2020

APR 15 | Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Retreat

JUN 27 | Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering Retreat

AUG 29 | Kadam Lamrim Retreat

DEC 12 | Vajrasattva Purification Retreat