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Four Day Easter Retreat 2020
April 9 - April 13
E-Vam Institute’s annual retreat is suitable for all levels of students and is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one’s practice in the tranquil setting at Maitripa Centre, Healesville. The program will include indo-tibetan yoga and pranayama sessions, shamatha and walking meditation and traditional ritual puja (chanting & singing) practices of Green Tara and Chenrezig.
6 am Green Tara puja
7.30 am Breakfast
9 am Yoga & meditation
10 am Break
10.30 am Meditation
11 am DVD teachings by Traleg Rinpoche on “Integral Buddhism”
12 pm Lunch
1 pm Karma Yoga (to help with working-bee see Caretaker)
2.00 pm Meditation
2.30 pm DVD teachings by Traleg Rinpoche on “Integral Buddhism”
3.30 pm Break (retreat ends 3.30 pm Monday)
4 pm Meditation
5.30 pm Break
6 pm Dinner
8 pm Chenrezig puja
The Program may vary from day to day, with extra activities on some days.
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX (1955 – 2012)
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX was born in Eastern Tibet and enthroned as the Supreme Abbott of Thrangu Monastery by His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. Rinpoche underwent rigorous scholastic and meditative training under various Tibetan Buddhist masters in India and Bhutan before coming to Australia in 1980. Rinpoche became well known for his erudition, fluency in English and background in western psychology, comparative religion and philosophy. He inaugurated the annual Buddhist Summer School, now in its 37th year. He is the author of a number of books including ‘The Essence of Buddhism’ now in its third printing. Rinpoche’s most recent books include ‘Karma: What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters’ and ‘Moonbeams of Mahamudra: The Classic Meditation Manual’ and ‘Desire: Why it matters’.
Shared, twin single or single rooms are available please mention during the booking process. All bedding and catering is included (Self-catering is not permitted).
Tickets include accommodation, catering and full access to the program and activities.
Please remember to bring $10 for a key deposit.
This retreat requires a minimum of two days attendance. Room check in is the night prior (e.g. tickets booked for Friday & Saturday have a Thursday evening check-in (between 5:30pm – 6:30pm) and Saturday check-out (noon – 1pm)).
After check-out you are welcome to stay on for the full day’s activities.
E-Vam staff and volunteers will co-ordinate all aspects of the retreat. There will be a Karma Yoga roster for retreatants to participate in during retreat.
Under 35 years of age?
Enter code ‘under35‘ at checkout to claim a 30% discount.
Seniors and Concession Card Holders – enter code ‘concession‘ at checkout to claim a 10% discount.
Members – enter code ‘member‘ at checkout to claim a 10% discount.
Dharma Dana – please contact the office if your financial situation is limiting your access to attending events at E-Vam. You can read more about Dana Dharma fund here.
Bookings now open.