- Vajrasattva Purification Practice
- Retreat activities meditation sessions, visualization, and mantra recitation
- Learn about Vajrasattva retreat and how to practice effectively for your mind, making it the quickest and most powerful approach to improve your mind.
Purification within the Buddhist tradition involves looking over our lives and considering times where we may have thought, said or acted in ways that caused harm to ourselves or others. We do this without guilt but rather with a sense of regret, recognising that it was harmful and not beneficial. With the power of resolve, we firmly envision how we can improve our behaviour in the year ahead. We overcome self-doubt and confusion, and instead focus on the clean clear state of mind that is always present.
Participants are guided through the text Vajrasattva Purification Practice, which involves meditation sessions throughout the day, some parts conducted in English and some in Tibetan, along with visualisation and mantra recitation. This disciplined method encourages practitioners to skillfully regret wrongdoings, purify them, and resolve to transform their efforts into benefiting all beings.
‘Doing Vajrasattva retreat is not simply about reciting the mantra and saying some prayers. It is about making the practice effective for your mind, making it the quickest, most powerful way to transform your mind.’
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
In this fast-paced, busy and overwhelming world, with little time or emphasis given to contemplation, we have the opportunity to give ourselves this gift, which will inevitably be a gift for others.
This retreat is suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners alike, but a basic understanding of karma will be helpful. Senior members of the Sangha will lead students through the practices.
WHO IS THE CHENREZIG INSITUTE
Chenrezig Institute is a Buddhist study, retreat and meditation centre perched on the edge of the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. We are tucked away in a rainforest setting, seven kilometres from the township of Eudlo.
The centre was founded in 1974 by
Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It was one of the first
Tibetan Buddhist centres established in the western world and remains
one of the largest. It is a registered non-profit organisation
affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana
Tradition (FPMT), a group of over 150 Mahayana Buddhist centres worldwide.
centre is home to a Tibetan Lama, resident nuns and monks, and a
community of lay students, volunteers, and guests. A range of secular
and Buddhist programs are offered, through which people’s minds and
hearts can be transformed for the benefit of others.