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Retreat on The Six Perfections

The Six Perfections, or paramitas, are fundamental guides and pillars of Mahayana Buddhist practice. The perfections are virtues to be cultivated and developed by anyone wishing to have a more peaceful, harmonious and happy life. For Buddhist practitioners the practice of the Six Perfections strengthen ones practice and brings one to enlightenment – the ultimate peaceful state of mind.

The six perfections are: generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, concentration and wisdom.

For each perfection we will be looking at its meaning, the method of following it, its divisions and what should be done in the practice of that perfection.

Please feel free to join us for teachings by our resident Spiritual master: Ven. Geshe Sangey Thinley, fondly known as ‘Geshe-la’. Geshe-la will teach in Tibetan and his teachings will be translated from Tibetan into English by Anton Weiersmuller.

Attending the weekend classes: It’s most beneficial to attend the whole weekend – however some is better than nothing…. so if you are only able to attend one or two of the sessions – please let us know and you are welcome.

One can attend the teachings through Skype – see below.

WEEKEND Schedule:
Saturday 6th September
* 10am: Teachings by Geshe-la translated by Anton
* 12pm: Shared lunch (bring a dish to share)
* 1:30 pm: Kaari or Paul will lead discussion group
* 3pm: Teachings by Geshe-la translated by Anton
Teachings will finish at 5pm

Sunday 7th September:
* 10am: Teachings by Geshe-la translated by Anton
* 12pm: Shared lunch (bring a dish to share)

Who can attend:
The teachings are open to anyone to attend, one does not have to be a Buddhist to attend or benefit from these teachings.

Skype: if you would like to attend the sessions through skype – we can only have up to 9 people – please book this ahead by finding and messaging us on nzbuddhistcentre. We cannot guarantee success with Skype – sometimes can be challenging.

Cost:
Teachings are always offered free of charge – however a donation of around $20 to $50 per person towards costs is advised, or anything you are able to offer. Please do not let the lack of finances prevent you from coming 🙂 All donations are tax deductible.

Childcare: Is available on Sunday by arrangement with Erin Marwick and is $10 contribution towards cost of providing this service. Please bring water and snacks for your child.

Accommodation: Available in the Retreat House for $25 per night.

Bookings/information: To book: Please fill in our Booking Form.

Please feel free to share with anyone you think may benefit from attending these very special classes.

All welcome