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Manjushri Retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron
July 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - July 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm PDT
Take a week-long vacation with
Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom,
and Ven. Thubten Chodron
In person only
Ven. Thubten Chodron leads the Abbey’s annual one-week deity retreat focusing on Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.
Manjushri is the manifestation of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. The practice of Manjushri is especially effective for eliminating confusion, generating wisdom, and enhancing compassion, love, and bodhicitta. By helping us to overcome our self-centeredness and ignorance, this practice enables us to open our hearts to others with wisdom, joy, and strength.
Venerable Chodron will also teach “Homage to Great Compassion,” based on Chandrakirti’s text Entering the Middle Way. Combining compassion teachings with talks on the wisdom side of the path offers a balanced and beautiful experience of the Buddha’s teachings.
The course includes meditaiton instruction and practice and facilitated group discussion. An excellent introduction for new retreatants with some background in the Buddhist view, the retreat is also vitalizing support of experienced meditators.
You must be fully vaccinated and boosted to attend in person. Admission is by registration.
All Abbey programs are offered freely and your donations are welcomed. An initial gift is requested to hold your place. Make an offering here.