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Calgary Buddhist Meditation
May 16 - May 20
This silent retreat will introduce the three levels of practice with the focus on Amitabha Buddha. Amitabha Buddha name means Infinite Light Buddha and is associated with the west. He is often called a meditation buddha. This retreat will be looking at the speech, meditation, and ultimate mind of Buddha practice. This is a very profound practice bringing significance understanding and technical details to your Buddhist path.
Amitabha Buddha and the associated practices we will be learning are based on concepts that fall under the Mahayana umbrella of Buddhism. In particular, the Pure Land school of Buddhism focuses almost exclusively on these practices.
The retreat will consist of sitting and walking meditations, dharma talks, interviews with the teachers, and some meditative activities.
This retreat is a great opportunity for people who have never been on a retreat and want to try it out before committing to a longer retreat. You should have some meditation experience and it is strongly encouraged that you sit with our group a few times prior to the retreat to meet the teachers and get a sense of the type of meditation we will be doing.