Fri, 25 March, 2016 - Mon, 28 March, 2016
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Good Friday March 25 – Easter Monday March 28
Friday – Sunday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Monday: 9.30am – 12.30pm followed by offered lunch
12 Links of Dependent Origination
Dependent Origination is the Buddhist teaching on how things come to be, are, and cease to be. According to this teaching, no beings or phenomena exist independently of other beings and phenomena.
Dharma practice entails more than just calling yourself a Buddhist or making superficial changes in the way you live your life. It means totally integrating the teachings with your mind.
To integrate the teachings with your mind, you must first prepare yourself by cultivating spiritual stability—pure renunciation—within your stream of being. The Tibetan term for renunciation, nges-jung, implies that you must first realize that you are caught in the process of rebirth in samsara, a state of being characterized by a great many sufferings. This is very important.
Once you have recognized the true nature of samsara and become sufficiently disillusioned with it, from the depths of your heart you will generate the spontaneous aspiration to liberate yourself from it. This pure, spontaneous, constant aspiration to be free of samsara is renunciation.
Generally, there are two ways to develop the fully renounced mind. The first is to meditate on the two aspects of samsara: its nature of suffering and the causes of this suffering. The second is to meditate on the twelve links of interdependent origination.
Cost: $250/$225 (members) full retreat including daily lunch & refreshments
2 Double Rooms B&B Accommodation available within minutes of Centre.
$65 per person per night. Contact Sue Emonson M: 0412 422 717 (Dharma Student)
Venue: Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre
137 Narrow Neck Road,
Katoomba NSW 2780