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Tranquil Abiding silent retreat

Exploring your own mind and true nature

9 days silent self guided retreats offsite at the peaceful KMC San Francisco residence in the Excelsior neighborhood, 2 blocks from the Balboa Park Bart station.

Tranquil Abiding: Exploring the spacious potential of your mind

1) Saturday, December 29 – Monday Dec 31:  Silence will begin after lunch on December 29.

Realizing emptiness: Remaining in the real nature of yourself

2) Tuesday January 1 – Sunday, January 6:

Come enjoy the inner peace and power we gain through engaging in retreat. We feel refreshed, renewed and energized from retreat. Make time for your own inner health and growth that will benefit not only yourself but also those around you.

Through participating in these retreats, we will gain deep retreat experience on the first two stages of Mahamudra: Tranquil abiding on the clarity of the mind and Emptiness of the self. We will also gain familiarity with the practice of The 100s of Deities of the Joyful Land according to Highest Yoga Tantra practice.

Everyone is welcome to any session; just drop in. However the Intro talks are helpful for everyone but especially for people not familiar with this practice.

COST:  $5/session, $15/day – pay at the residence for sessions attended.

Information: epc@MeditateInSanFrancisco.org, (415) 503-1187, MeditateInSanFrancisco.org

SCHEDULE (all sessions will be held at the KMC SF Residence in Balboa Park)

Exploring the spacious potential of your mind

Saturday Dec 29

Session 1 9:00 – 10:30am Intro at the Residence with Gen Kelsang Choma
Session 2 11:00am – 12:30pm Guided and silent with Gen Kelsang Choma
Session 3 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Wishfulfilling with tsog 4:30 – 5:30pm at the Residence

Sunday Dec 30

Session 1 9:00 – 10:30am Self guided
Session 2 11:00am – 12:30pm Self guided
Session 3 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Session 4 4:00 – 5:30pm Self guided

Monday Dec 31

Session 1 9:00 – 10:30am Self guided
Session 2 11:00 – 12:30pm Self guided
Session 3 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Session 4 4:00 – 5:30pm Self guided
New Year’s Eve event 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Temple

Realizing emptiness: Remaining in the real nature of yourself

Tuesday Jan 1

Session 1 11:00am – 12:30pm Intro at the Residence with Gen Kelsang Choma
Session 2 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Session 3 4:00 – 5:30pm Self guided

Wednesday Jan 2

Session 1 9:00 – 10:30am Self guided
Session 2 11:00am – 12:30pm Self guided
Session 3 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Session 4 4:00 – 5:30pm Self guided

Thursday Jan 3

Session 1 9:00 – 10:30am Self guided
Session 2 11:00am – 12:30pm Self guided
Session 3 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Session 4 4:00 – 5:30pm Self guided

Friday Jan 4

Session 1 9:00 – 10:30am Self guided
Session 2 11:00am – 12:30pm Self guided
Session 3 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Session 4 4:00 – 5:30pm Self guided

Saturday Jan 5

Session 1 9:00 – 10:30am Self guided
Session 2 11:00am – 12:30pm Self guided
Session 3 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Session 4 4:00 – 5:30pm Self guided

Sunday Jan 6

Session 1 9:00 – 10:30am Self guided
Session 2 11:00am – 12:30pm Self guided
Session 3 2:00 – 3:30pm Self guided
Wishfulfilling with tsog 4:30 – 5:30pm at the Residence

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Gen Kelsang Choma is senior Teacher and Buddhist nun with the New Kadampa Tradition of Modern Buddhism; she has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Program for over 25 years and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra. She is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco and is invited to teach nationally.  People enjoy her teachings for their clarity and warmth.

Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union