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2020 Refuge Retreat

Taking refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is one of the core practices of Buddhism, however, in a broader sense, we are also building reliance on one's own qualities, potential and commitment.

This holiday retreat will include teachings by Demo Rinpoche, recorded teachings of Gelek Rimpoche, guided meditations and discussion sessions facilitated by Jewel Heart instructors, and personal mantra meditation. The retreat is open to all, no prerequisites.

About Demo Rinpoche

DATES/TIMES:

Saturday - Wednesday, December 26 - 30, 2020
10:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time

COST - $80 Jewel Heart Members / $100 Non-Members

No one is turned away due to financial considerations.

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Registration includes on-demand access to this program’s recordings as well as support materials via a personal Jewel Heart login account. Newcomers to Jewel Heart online programs receive instructions about their account in their registration confirmation email. Please allow a day or two following the live programs for recordings to be posted.

For questions about registration, contact registration@jewelheart.org.


Click here for the Optional New Year's Eve Program - New Year's Eve Lama Chopa & Tsoh + Virtual Party - Thursday, December 31, 3:00 - 5:00pm


RETREAT ELEMENTS

2020 REFUGE RETREAT SCHEDULE

Saturday - Wednesday: December 26 - 30
Refuge Retreat Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30
Topic Guru Buddha Dharma Sangha Lama Yidam Three Jewels
10 - 11 am Demo Rinpoche talk Gelek Rimpoche Video Gelek Rimpoche Video Gelek Rimpoche Video Demo Rinpoche talk
11 am - 12 pm Mantra recitation

Namo Gurube

Mantra recitation

Namo Buddhaya

Mantra recitation

Namo Dharmaya

Mantra recitation

Namo Sanghaya

Mantra recitation

I take Refuge to Lama Yidam Three Jewels

Lunch break 12 - 2 pm Lunch break 12 - 2 pm Lunch break 12 - 2 pm Lunch break 12 - 2 pm Lunch break 12 - 2 pm Lunch break

12 - 2 pm

2 - 3 pm Guided Meditation

With mantra recitation

Guided Meditation

With mantra recitation

Guided Meditation

With mantra recitation

Guided Meditation

With mantra recitation

Guided Meditation

With mantra recitation

3 - 3.45 pm Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion
3.45 - 4 pm Break Break Break Break Break
4 - 5pm Mantra recitation

Namo Gurube

Mantra recitation

Namo Buddhaya

Mantra recitation

Namo Dharmaya

Mantra recitation

Namo Sanghaya

Mantra recitation

I take Refuge to Lama Yidam Three Jewels

Any of the elements of this online retreat are optional. There is no commitment to have to attend every session of either teaching, mantra recitation, guided meditation or discussion.

Mantra Recitation: There are 3 hours of mantra recitation per day, (including the guided meditation period). In that time you may like to think about the meaning of refuge, benefit of refuge and also concentrate on the vidualized objects of refuge, while saying the refuge mantras.

For those who would like to accumulate 10,000 of each of the 5 mantras over the five days, there is ample time to complete this.

Option: A more extensive refuge retreat is one of the preliminary practices for Vajrayana retreats. After completing this group retreat by December 30, those who like can continue at home individually in daily retreat until completing 100,000 of each of the refuge mantras.

Practice Framework:
Visualize Refuge Field and recite Jewel Heart Prayers including refuge, then recite mantras by visualizing receiving blessings and also do analytical meditations on the meaning of refuge and the qualities of all the objects of refuge. Conclude with short or long dedication.

Transcripts by Gelek Rimpoche for purchase:
Odyssey to Freedom - Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche
Quick Path - Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche
Lam Rim - Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche


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