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Theme: No Compassion-no Awakening: from Mindfulness to the Mahamudra, Queenstown, NZ
March 14, 2014 – April 24, 2014 UTC-8
March 14 to April 24, 2014
March 14, Friday, 7:30pm. ‘No Compassion—no Awakening: from Mindfulness to Mahamudra.’ Lama Mark gives an over-view teaching on the importance of discovering all encompassing Compassion. “To much emphasis on Emptiness, the nature of all things and beings, is straying from the full realization of freedom from suffering. So to, too much emphasis on developing relative compassion lacks the skillfulness to bring beings out of suffering states and keep them out. And yet, compassion permeated with profound experience of emptiness, is real freedom. Not just for oneself, but it encompasses all beings and things. This Path of extracting the one—Compassion—through the unity of the two, begins with mindfulness and love.” LM
March 15-16th, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am. Teachings and meditations on the Path of Mindfulness to the Mahamudra of all things.
March 19th, Wednesday, 7:30pm. The Science behind Transcendence and Wisdom: why scientific discovery is important. What we are beginning to understand, and what needs to be discovered about unfolding awakeness and compassion. How to apply scientific understandings to the Path of Compassion and Wisdom.
March 21, 22, 23. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7:30pm. Empowerment. Saturday-Sunday retreat. Empowerment and teachings of the Four-Armed Chenrezig in the Lineage of the Terton Urgyen Nüden Tsäl. Mini-retreat, come practice Chenresig 100,000 times by Sunday at midnight…for all beings.
March 24-27. Field Trip at Akaroa Harbour. Lama Mark is collecting diatoms at Akaroa Harbour for a research project, April 26th. People are invited, spend a day on the water in a most beautiful harbour and entrance. Come and learn about the importance of phytoplankton.
March 29-30th, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am & 2:30pm: Four Classes on the Five Fold Mahamudra. For practitioners of Dharma in the Vajrayana tradition.
April 1-2, Tuesday and Wednesday. 7:30 pm. Two Evenings of learning to be at Ease – the art of naturally meditating.
April 4, 5 and 6. Red Chenrezig— Gyalwa Gyamtso Mini-Retreat. Authorization of Gyalwa Gyamtso is on Friday, April 4, 7:30pm.
April 10, Thursday, 7:30pm. Vast Mind. The art and science of discovering the vast
nature of mind. Public class and meditations.
April 12-23, Saturday to Wednesday. Starts 9am Saturday 12th. Ends 5pm, Wednesday the 23th. Urban Retreat (10 days): Mindfulness to Mahamudra a ten day urban retreat merging compassion with Vipassana meditations. With teachings on the
theme ‘No Compassion—no Awakening: from Mindfulness to Mahamudra.’
April 23, Wednesday. Finishes with a Dharma House community Pot-Luck supper with
Lama Mark at 6:30pm.