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KTC 2017 Fall Retreat: Bringing Compassion to Life

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

We may wish to become more compassionate people, but today’s world, with all of its strife, makes compassion feel like a very distant goal. But a short daily practice developed in 12th Century Tibet can bring compassion to your everyday life and change your experience of the world. During the teaching sessions of this weekend retreat in the woods near Yellow Springs, Lama Kathy will teach the short daily compassion training practice and how this practice can be used when anger, fear, impatience and other mental afflictions arise. Participants will take home a training program they can use in their everyday lives to increase their loving and compassionate response.

All people with interest in Buddhist practice; this retreat will be great for practitioners of all levels, including beginners.

Registration Fees:

  • Member Weekend – $95
  • Non-Member Weekend – $115;
  • Member Saturday – $50
  • Non-Member Saturday – $60
  • Friday Only – $10
  • Sponsorships – $108
Register Online

Schedule Details:

To give participants a flavor of life at our “home” Monastery at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in Woodstock, NY, the retreat will be similar to the KTD daily schedule. You may participate in all or part of the events; it’s your weekend, and you can choose what sessions you wish to attend. Brief interviews with Lama Kathy also will be available on Saturday and Sunday morning.

2017 KTC Fall Retreat Schedule

Note: This schedule is just for reference. You can “do” some/none of the schedule or the entire schedule — your choice!

FRIDAY

  • 2:30 PM – Volunteers load up
  • 4:30 PM  – Volunteers arrive at Glen Helen OEC ; unload and setup
  • 6 PM – Check-in opens; tea and snacks
  • 7 PM – Welcome and Opening Dharma Talk with Lama Kathy
  • 8 PM – Chenrezig/Amitabha sadhana
  • 10 PM – Evening gong; Lights out; Grand Silence begins

(Silence ends at Breakfast Saturday 7:30 AM)

SATURDAY

(Morning Gong sounds at 5:45 AM)

  • 6 to 7:15 AM – Green Tara sadhana
  • 7:30 AM – Breakfast break; Grand Silence ends
  • 8:30 to 9:30  – Shinay Meditation
  • 9:30 to 10:30  – Open practice (Ngondro and Shinay)
  • 10:30 to noon – Dharma Talk by Lama Kathy
  • Noon to 1:30 – Lunch break
  • 1:30 to 2:30 PM – Open practice (Ngondro and Shinay)
  • 2:30 to 4 PM – Dharma Talk with Lama Kathy
  • 4 to 4:30 – Afternoon break
  • 4:30 to 6 PM – Mahakala puja or Open practice
  • 6 to 7 PM – Dinner break
  • 7 to 8 PM – Chenrezig/Amitabha sadhana; Grand silence begins at the close of sadhana.
  • 10 PM – Evening gong; Lights out

(Silence ends at Breakfast Sunday 7:30 AM)

SUNDAY

(Morning Gong sounds at 5:45 AM)

  • 6 to 7:15 AM – Green Tara sadhana
  • 7:30 AM – Breakfast break; Grand Silence ends
  • 8:30 to 9:00 – Shinay Meditation
  • 9:00 to 10:00 – Open practice (Ngondro and Shinay)
  • 10:00 to 11:30 – Dharma Talk by Lama Kathy
  • 11:30 AM – Prayers of aspiration and dedication
  • 11:30 to noon – Clean and pack up
  • Noon or 12:30 – Depart
Register Online Directions to Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center:

Driving directions from Columbus:

  • Take I-70 West.
  • Exit onto State Route 68, head south toward Yellow Springs/Xenia
  • Just after the cemetery, turn left onto State Route 343 on the edge of town. If you reach Dayton Street or the traffic light at Corry Street, you’ve gone too far!
  • A very short distance (~1/4 mile?) up Rt. 343, you’ll see the Glen Helen OEC entrance on the right.
  • Down the drive about 100 yards, the drive splits and you should bear left.
  • Just after you cross a small bridge, turn at the first right to reach the Cedar Center where the retreat is being held.
Contact for attendee questions: Chuck Drake 614-519-0543, Chet.drake3@gmail.com
Link/contact for volunteers: Chuck Drake 614-519-0543, Chet.drake3@gmail.com

Details

Start:
October 6 @ 6:00 pm
End:
October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Columbus KTC
Phone:
(614) 228-6546
Email:
info@columbusktc.org
Website:
https://www.columbusktc.org

Venue

Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center
1075 OH-343
Yellow Springs,OH45387United States
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