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Purification & Meditation Retreat - Saturday, September 23

posted Aug 12, 2017, 1:01 PM by Pema Choephel

One Day Retreat:  Purification & Meditation
Saturday, September 23

10:00am to 5:00pm
Grace Sanctuary, Carmel Valley

Suggested donation:  $30.00

Registration required

Venerable Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will lead a one day retreat including a morning purification practice called a Fire Puja and an afternoon teaching on The Nine Instructions for Concentration Meditation.  A Fire Puja is a powerful purification practice to help eliminate negativities and promote healing, restoration, and long-life.   Rinpoche will lead us in prayers of healing for ourselves, our world, and especially for the land, creatures, and people affected by the recent Soberanes fire.   The afternoon will focus on Shamatha meditation, or that of quieting the mind.   In this instruction, Rinpoche explains how we can develop various stages of concentration within our meditation.   It will be a day of healing and contemplation at a beautiful retreat space in Carmel Valley.    The address will be sent to participants upon registration.  Participants are encouraged to wear white clothing to support the intention of purification, but this is not a requirement.   Participants are encouraged to eat a vegetarian diet on this day, but again this is voluntary.  A donation of $30.00 is suggested, which will include a simple, healthy lunch and all printed materials. 

For questions contact:  Rachel C. at or 831-901-3156.