24 September – 14 October 2017
The Vajrayogini practice has many special features, including that it brings attainments quickly. The practice of self-generation in conjunction with the recitation of the Vajrayogini mantra is an extremely powerful method for eliminating problems and causes of suffering, and for cultivating good conditions and the cause of happiness. In particular, the Vajrayogini practice is a most rapid method for achieving complete enlightenment, Buddhahood. Commentators have said that there is no better way of making this life meaningful than through the practice of Vajrayogini.
There are six daily sessions of guided meditation, allowing plenty of opportunity to relax in the garden, to read or 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 Vajrayogini practice is explained based on Geshe Loden’s extensive commentary on the Vajrayogini practice Path to the Union of Clear Light and Illusory Body. The retreat concludes with the traditional fire puja.
This live-in retreat is open only to those who have received Vajrayogini empowerment.
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.