Following on from the International Summer Festival in Manjushri KMC, England, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will lead this retreat based on the commentary to the practices of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra which she has received personally in 2015 from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This is a special opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings in our heart by receiving guidance from a highly qualified and experienced practitioner. In this way we progress along the blissful path to enlightenment with Gen-la Kunsang in the perfect conditions in the mountains of Switzerland.Programme:
The retreat starts on the first day with supper at 6pm followed by the introduction at 8.15pm and finishes on the last day with lunch. There will be several meditation and teaching sessions every day as well as a session with chanted prayers. At break times each participant helps with small jobs and there is also plenty of time to go for walks in the beautiful surroundings of Kailash IRC.
During the retreat, in the mornings, we observe silence until lunchtime. Being in silence allows the mind to settle and find peace. In this way you will be able to concentrate better during meditation and to leave all the stress and busyness that we are normally immersed in behind. In the afternoon and evening retreaters are encouraged to discuss their experience of the meditation and teachings, so they can help each-other to overcome obstacles and gain deeper experience. During some retreats, depending on the wishes of the retreaters the retreat can be completely silent from a certain point in the retreat.
The Retreat will be conducted in English and translated into German, please contact us if you need additional translation.
Kailash IRC is a non-profit charity and the Retreat Centre, B&B and courses are all run by a few volunteers. Therefore it is common practice during an event at Kailash IRC that every participant helps with some jobs (e.g. chopping vegetables, washing dishes, tidying up etc.) and the final cleaning at the end of the course.
for the strict option 5 days before the retreat starts
for flexible option 2 days before the retreat starts