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An Introduction to the Mahamudra: From alert concentration to discovering the natural mind of Awakeness & the Empowerment of Manjushri

With Lama Mark Webber

September 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am September 22, 2023 @ 2:30 pm UTC-8

Please join us for a rich retreat week of teachings and meditations from Lama Mark Webber on the crucial topic and stages of meditations of the Mahamudra. Lama Webber writes: The Mahamudra is the natural unobstructed and non-clinging mode of our minds. Mahamudra is fully compassionate, and though utterly empty of thingness, Mahamudra is also the radiance of enlightened qualities.

Lama Webber will introduce:

  • the view, meditation, and activity of the Path of Mahamudra
  • the gradual stages of meditation to discover and effortlessly abide in a calm bright thought-free mind
  • the penetrative insight meditations for the realization of this mind nature.

He will also give instructions on building strength and capacity—Merit—on the Path of liberation and awakening.

The retreat will end with the empowerment of Manjushri. These teachings are open to all. Those in full retreat will be able to have check-ins with the Lama.

Note the evening classes – Monday September 18th through Thursday September 21st – are open to all.

Registration Details:Registration Details

Registration Details:

This will be a mixed residential and non-residential retreat.

In an effort to cover retreat costs incurred by Island Dharma (including Lama Mark’s accommodation, travel and food as well as supplies for the empowerment and any printing costs) there is registration fee of $200.00. This does not include Dana for Lama Mark.

In addition, there are options for accommodation and/or meals. See registration link for associated costs for each option.

Starts Monday, September 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM 
Completes Friday, September 22, 2023 at 2:30 PM 
Registration Closes, September 13, 2023

ADDRESS: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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