On this one day retreat we have the opportunity to increase our lifespan, merit and wisdom, through the special meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus. Our human life is our most precious possession because it gives us the opportunity to improve ourselves and attain the supreme happiness of enlightenment. We therefore need a long and healthy life. To engage successfully in spiritual practice we also need wisdom, as well as the merit or good fortune that gives our mind the strength to support the growth of inner realisations.
Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit, and wisdom. By engaging in Amitayus practice, we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the deathless state of enlightenment. We can also use this practice to help remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our close friends and family.
Retreat Sessions & Times
The retreat begins with an introductory talk with Gen Gomchen at 10am. There are then three retreat sessions, consisting of chanted prayers sung in English and silent mantra recitation. All those attending the retreat will receive long life pills to take home with them.
10 – 11:30 – Introduction
12 – 1 – Session 1
2 – 3 – Session 2
3:30 – 4:30 – Session 3