ABOUT THE RETREAT

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten, international meditation teacher, visits Barcelona.

Meditations of Avalokiteshvara and teachings of Universal Compassion

For his visit to Barcelona, Gen-la Thubten, is offering very special teachings and showing us how to integrate them into our daily lives.

During this retreat we will have the opportunity to find the deeper meaning behind the essential practise of the training of the mind –Lojong in Tibetan-. These teachings are based on the instructions of the NKT Fall International Festival and the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rimpoché book Universal Compassion. The practise of the training of the mind is a method with an exceptional power to overcome our failings and especially our egotistical mind and self esteem , which ill help to obtain a profound realisation of the bodhichitta.

Of all Dharma realizations, bodhichitta is supreme. This profoundly compassionate mind is the very essence of the Bodhisattva’s training. Developing the good heart of bodhichitta enables us to perfect all our virtues, solve all our problems, fulfill all our wishes, and develop the power to help others in the most appropriate and beneficial ways.

REFERENCES · During this retreat-course the teacher will follow the teachings of the book: Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang GyatsoBring it along if you own it , if not it is on sale in the KMC in Barcelona.

“Just as every part of a medicinal tree – the roots, trunk, branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit – provides medicine and is useful in curing disease, so every part of the instructions on training the mind can cure the mental disease of the delusions. Ordinary medicines can cure only physical disease, but the panacea of training the mind cures
sicknesses of both body and mind.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Universal Compassion

Universal Compassion, Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times

The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In this inspiring explanation of the popular Buddhist poem Training the Mind in Seven Points, Geshe Kelsang reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states. Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences.

Also included is a practical explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day problems – even the most demanding and difficult conditions – into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. By pointing the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, this immensely readable book challenges us to grow, and will have a remarkable impact on our life.

  • The retreat is open to everybody , it is not necessary to have been at the Fall International Festival before.
  • The teachings will be in English with a simultaneous translation to Spanish and French. 

PROGRAMME

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The retreat begins on Friday, October 13th with an introduction at 8:00 p.m. and ends on Tuesday 17th after lunchtime.

Note: Detailed programme coming soon.
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017

Introduction

08.00 – 09.:30 p.m.

Supper

09.30 – 10.15 p.m.
SATURDAY 14 TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

Breakfast

08.00 – 08.40 a.m.

1st sesision

09.30– 11.00 a.m.

2nd session

00.30 – 01.45 p.m.

Lunch

02:00 p.m.

3rd session

04.45 – 06.00 p.m.

Supper

07.00 – 07.40 p.m.

4th session

08.45 – 10.00 p.m.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 16

Breakfast

08.00 – 08.40 a.m.

1st session

09.30– 11.00 a.m.

2nd session

00.30 – 01.45 a.m.

Lunch

02:00 p.m.

TEACHER

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten is a senior Teacher of Modern Buddhism who has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for forty years and was the principal editor for many of his books.

Having taught internationally for many years, Gen-la brings a wealth of practical and meditative experience to his teachings.

He is renowned for his ability to present the many deep meanings contained within Venerable Geshe-la’s books and to show how to integrate these meanings into daily life.

Gen-la teaches the Special Teacher Training Programme and the Foindation Programme at Manjushri KMC.

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RETREAT EXPERIENCES

FEES

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This fee includes only teachings and meditations sessions. Meals and accommodation are not included.

Booking required.

Fees* of retreat (include accommodation and meals).

  • Camping 125€
  • Dormitory  (5-8 persons)  160€ / person 
  • Double room 190€ / person (If you have reserved a double room you must come with a companion)
  • Single room 290€ 

Fees* of retreat (withoout accommodation).

  • No accommodation and no meals 65€
  • No accommodation and meals 100€

Keep in mind:

  • Price per person  for the whole course
  • The prices with accommodation have everything included (activities, accommodation and meals)
  • Previous registration necessary, subscription 20 euros (non refundable)
  • We have a pick up service from the train station in Manresa (round trip 5 euros)
  • If you are staying in the dormitories or camping don,t forget to bring a sleeping bag and towel
  • * All benefits go to the development of the International Temples Project.

Only teachings and meditations

  • Introduction  10€
  • Retreat’s session 4€ 
  • One teachings day 15€

Meals

  • Breakfast  2€
  • Lunch  6€
  • Supper 4€

Offsite accommodation

Book now. Fill in the booking form.

Venue

Barcelona Kadampa Meditation Centre

Masía Ca l’Esteve 129B, Sant Salvador de Guardiola.
938 358 077

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Manresa station transfer(5€)

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