23 September – 6 October 2016
For those who have a Solitary Hero Yamantaka initiation, the Yamantaka retreat is an opportunity to spend time on and to deepen your meditation on the practice.
Solitary Hero Yamantaka is a core Gelug practice. Yamantaka is the wrathful manifestation of Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom. This practice is considered especially useful for quickly overcoming hindrances to one’s Dharma practice and for removing obstacles such as illness, short life and poor conditions.
In addition to meditation, there will be plenty of opportunity to relax in the garden, to read and to discuss the Dharma.
During this retreat we complete the traditional 100,000 mantra recitations. Each day comprises six sessions of meditation, during which the Yamantaka practice is explained using Geshe Loden’s extensive commentary on the Yamantaka practice Ocean of Indivisible Method and Wisdom. The retreat concludes with a fire puja.
The retreat will be led by Les Sheehy, long-term student of the Tibetan Buddhist Society’s Founder, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden, and teacher and director of the Tibetan Buddhist Society in Perth.
Les received these teachings from his Gurus, Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden and Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, and has taught and led Yamantaka retreats for many years.
A unique retreat experience
The Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre is set in beautiful rural surroundings just outside Melbourne. It is an ideal place for meditation, Dharma study and practice. The retreat will be held in the centre’s traditional Tibetan holy temple, blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2002. The temple is a clear and peaceful space, with an exquisite 18 foot Buddha statue, and adorned with traditional thangkas and Tibetan ornamentation. Between meditation sessions, students can relax in the 10 acre gardens, including flourishing roses, exotic trees and a tranquil lake. Retreats at the Peaceful Land of Joy are a uniquely enjoyable and beneficial experience.
The centre is a 15-minute drive from Melbourne International Airport and a 30-minute drive from the city centre.