The Supremely Compassionate One – A Chenrezig Meditation Retreat with Lama Padma

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Lama Padma

Jan 12-14, 2018
In Whitehorse,
Yukon, Canada

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Mahayana Buddhism teaches us that our true absolute nature is inseparable wisdom and compassion.

Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit) is both enlightenment itself and the anticipation of that enlightenment as a bodhisattva. As a meditational form, it is the embodiment of pure, unbiased compassion that expresses and matures our own indwelling goodness.

Meditating on or merely thinking of Chenrezig’s form refines away the effects of selfishness, confusion and negativity, and forges a link with unbiased compassion. Eventually, the realization dawns that the brilliantly clear and empty form of Chenrezig, together with all its inexhaustible qualities, is not other than one’s own true nature. As the brilliance of that realization intensifies, the compassionate activities of Chenrezig completely pervade all realms of existence bringing immeasurable benefit to all beings.

 

Lama Padma will introduce us, step-by-step, to this profound traditional Buddhist meditation. Out of his experience as a North American lama, he can address the concerns of Western practitioners, whether beginning or seasoned, in understanding the significance of this practice and how to apply it to our everyday lives.

We will learn visualizations, mantra recitation, and the dynamic stillness of mental stability—all contributing to recognizing our true nature as wisdom and compassion.