This retreat will have a strong emphasis on understanding and getting familiarised with the correct view of reality (the view of emptiness through wisdom); while also developing a focused and concentrated mind through the practice of shamatha /calm abiding meditaion.
The meditation practices will generate a calm, concentrated mind. You will be guided to focus first on the breath, gradually moving to being mindful of mental activity and moving to an even subtler inward focus to being mindful of awareness of awareness.
Participants will leave with a grounded appreciation of the view of emptiness and how to practically apply this wise mind in their daily lives.
The retreat will include full days in silence and will allow participants to build a regular practice.
Venerable Khadro was born in Venezuela and raised in Argentina. In 2004 Khadro immigrated to New Zealand where she first encountered Tibetan Buddhism. Since then has engaged in formal Buddhist studies, served in various FPMT Centers, led many projects and courses in NZ, Australia, Colombia, India, Nepal and Germany. Venerable Khadro is currently the Spiritual Programme Coordinator of Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. Venerable Khadro’s "international" background and experiences allows her to have an open, friendly, warm and approachable manner.
The ticket investment covers the facility fee and fully catered vegetarian meals. This excludes accommodation. Mahamudra offer a 20% discount on the range of accommodation options including camping which are made available to participants. Information is provided when booking the retreat.
A 10% membership discount is applicable for members (please contact the Main Office).