A Green Tara Meditation Retreat with Lama Losang Samten

June 9, 2017

Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017
All Day
Netloft

Lama Losang is Returning to Gabriola

Last year in June, The Gabriola Ecumenical Society and the Netloft hosted Losang Samten’s Blue Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala. He created a large sand painting drawing inquisitive visitors of all ages over a period of two weeks. This fascinating event culminated in a weekend retreat where participants were guided through the intricacies of the mandala with practices of chant, ritual and meditation.

Green Tara Meditation

green taraThis year, Losang will be back to lead us in a Green Tara Meditation retreat. This practice is widely used in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition for protection of all the sufferings we experience in the world. She is known to protect from danger and fear, heal illness, increase longevity and prosperity. On the ultimate level she awakens our wisdom to the true nature of reality.

Green symbolizes the colour of awakened activity and deep compassion. Green also indicates the colour of wind and nature. Green Tara acts for the benefit of those who pray to her with the swiftness of wind. For hundreds of years the Tibetans have sought refuge in Tara who is “mother of all Buddhas whose compassion for all flows continuously.”

Evening Talk At the Roxy 

Wednesday, June 7th at 7 pm,

Lama Losang will lead an evening talk and short practice of Green Tara. He will also enlighten us of his role in ‘Madame Secretary’. We may even watch the episode – a political thriller!

Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.

Green Tara Meditation retreat

Losang’s retreat will begin late Friday afternoon June 9th to Sunday afternoon. You are welcome to take part in the whole weekend or just one day, as your time allows. All levels of experience are welcome.

Registration Closed

Reserve Your Spot below

Gabriola Ecumenical is an inclusive society.  The prices below are suggested donations which help keep our programs alive.  If you would like to donate a different amount, please contact Registration.

Service/work trade scholarships are also available.

Registrants
Please download the Tara-1 Practice from the site Losangsamten.com. The booklet is under ‘sadhana’ (meaning practice). We will also have some copies available at the door for those unable to do so.

Retreat Schedule

Friday
5 pmDinner*
Payment and registration confirmation
7 - 8:30 pmEvening Intro and Practice
Saturday
9:30 am - 12Morning practice and teaching
12 - 1:30 pmLunch*
1:30 - 3 pmTeaching
3 - 3:30 pmTea
3:30 - 4:30 pmWalking Meditation
4:30 - 4:45 pmSitting Meditation
5:30 - 6:30 pmDinner*
7 - 8:30 pmTeaching
Sunday
9:30 - 11:30 amSitting/Teaching/Practice/Closing
11:30 - 1 pmLunch*
1:30 - 3 pmPractice and Closing

Netloft Food
Meals for non-residential participants are available or you can bring your own.  Cost for meals is $20 for dinners and $15 for lunch or brunch. 

Please book your meals in advance with Netloft  if you would like to take advantage of this.

Netloft Accommodation
Limited accommodation is available.  Contact Netloft for more info

Reserve Your Spot

Bookings are closed for this event.

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