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Virtual Retreat

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A “Virtual Retreat” is similar to an online course, however, it’s much deeper and focuses on meditation. This time out gives space and energy to evaluate our every day dharma practice.

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All retreats will be led by precious spiritual guide Gen Namgyel-la 

Recordings will be provided by email for all participants after retreat, for their personal use only.

** Wish Fulfilling Jewel members can access the past six months recordings click here

Virtual Retreats in 2023

PLPD

Peaceful Living Peaceful Dying 
Virtual Retreat 

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Daily Schedule|

20th May Schedule 

Meditation 

AEST (UTC+10): 14:30 - 15:15

Teaching 

AEST (UTC+10): 15:30-17:30 and 19:00-21:00

21st May Schedule 

Discussion Groups 

AEST (UTC+10): 14:30 - 15:15

Teaching 

AEST (UTC+10): 15:30-17:30 and 19:00-21:00

Dates* | 20th - 21st May 2023​ (Saturday & Sunday) 

Led by Gen Namgyel-la

Develop a peaceful state of mind to live a meaningful and joyful life. Even in the face of sickness or death, we can remain peaceful. This retreat will cover aspects of how to live a meaningful and peaceful life leading to a peaceful death, offering an array of points of view and ways to make the most of this very precious life. 

As Gen Namgyel-la says: “Living in a right way to die in a right way. To develop good mental habits to control the mind at the time of death…” An explanation of the death process with its eight stages of dissolution will also be given.

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Special: This retreat’s merits will be multiplied by millions during the powerful days of Saka Dawa Month (Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana):  20th May - 18th June 2023.

Recordings are provided after the retreat for all participants, for their personal use only.

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22nd July Schedule

Meditation 

AEST (UTC+10): 14:30 - 15:15

Teaching 

AEST (UTC+10): 15:30-17:30 and 19:00-21:00

23rd July Schedule

Discussion Groups 

AEST (UTC+10): 14:30 - 15:15

Teaching 

AEST (UTC+10): 15:30-17:30 and 19:00-21:00

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Recordings are provided after the retreat for all participants, for their personal use only.

Manjushri Wisdom Meditation
Virtual Retreat 

Dates | 22nd - 23rd July 2023 ​​ (Saturday & Sunday) 

Led by Gen Namgyel-la

Manjushri Virtual Retreat: practice and related teachings. To cut through confusion and gain clarity. 

Manjushri is known as the Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom—whose name means 'noble, gentle one'— who sees into the essence of each phenomenal event. Manjushri is represented as a male Bodhisattva with his right hand wielding a flaming sword: “Vajra Sword of Discriminating Light,” which represents the sharpness of prajna (‘wisdom’) that cuts through ignorance and entanglements of conceptual views. This sword also represents the light of transformation when the sword is in flames. 

 

Join this retreat to help develop your mental clarity. Gen Namgyel-la will give teachings on how to eliminate confusion and uncertainty from our minds—so we can gain control of our minds, tame our minds and attain confidence, leading to becoming a better and happier person and, finally, a guide for others.


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Special: This retreat follows right after the powerful day of Chokhor Duchen (The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma): 21st July 2023. 

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Seven Medicine Buddhas Practice

Dates |10th September 2023​​ (Sunday)

Led by Gen Namgyel-la

This retreat is for intermediate level practitioners; it will not include teachings. Instead, it will be two full sessions of Medicine Buddha practice with Gen Namgyel-la.  (Those who have never attended Genla’s teachings on The Seven Medicine Buddhas must watch/listen to the recordings that can be found in the VNOS online deity library prior to attending this retreat.)

This Dharma practice is known for its ability to promote healing, purification, and success in all matters, by invoking the powers of the Seven Medicine Buddhas, each representing a unique aspect of healing and purification.

Through visualisation, chanting mantras and offering rituals, this practice can purify the mind and body of negative emotions and afflictions, making it especially beneficial for those involved in healing work, with painful physical conditions or who know someone who is suffering.  It is also very powerful for bringing about success, both temporary and ultimate.

Join us as we tap into the healing energies of the Medicine Buddhas and cultivate positive qualities for ourselves and others. Don't miss this opportunity to foster inner peace and healing! 🌸

Sponsorship: If you can’t attend, but would like the benefits of the Medicine Buddha practice, you can become a sponsor.  We will dedicate at the end of the retreat for whatever you want to dedicate for.  The money you offer towards the retreat will be used to support the retreat but also to provide us with the funds to provide scholarships to those who can’t afford to make offerings.


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Retreat Schedule|

10th September 

Preparatory meditation (with Lillian): 

AEST (UTC+10): 14:30 - 15:15

Full Practice Sessions with Gen Namgyel-la: 

AEST (UTC+10): 15:30-17:30 and 19:00-21:00

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Recordings are provided after the retreat for all participants, for their personal use only.

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4th November Schedule

Meditation 

AEST (UTC+10): 14:30 - 15:15

Teaching 

AEST (UTC+10): 15:30-17:30 and 19:00-21:00

5th November Schedule

Discussion Groups 

AEST (UTC+10): 14:30 - 15:15

Teaching 

AEST (UTC+10): 15:30-17:30 and 19:00-21:00

Green Tara - Female Wisdom
Virtual Retreat

Dates |4th - 5th Novermber 2023​​ (Saturday & Sunday)

Led by Gen Namgyel-la

Green Tara Virtual Retreat - practice and related teachings. To feel her wisdom and love. 

Join this retreat in order to help yourself and others, whether your primary aim is to overcome daily life difficulties or to gain enlightenment. Compassion provides the drive to take action to relieve others’ suffering; wisdom is to know how & what & when. This Green Tara deity practice—with the tantric element that is beyond concepts—is powerful in helping us connect to our inner potential. 

Green Tara is a fully enlightened female buddha; Tara is the actuality of compassion and wisdom. Meditating on Green Tara is a very powerful way to identify and open to our own inner potential for wisdom and compassion.  Whether you are a beginner or more advanced practitioner, this retreat will energise you to connect with Tara, helping to remove obstacles to developing compassion and wisdom, leading ultimately to enlightenment.


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Special: This retreat’s merits will be multiplied by millions on the powerful day of Lhabab Duchen (Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from the Heaven of Thirty-Three): 4th November 2023

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Recordings are provided after the retreat for all participants, for their personal use only.

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Registration - Offering (Dana*):

Suggested Dana*: 

 

(Depends on your country and financial capability.) We would greatly appreciate if you are inspired to offer more; this would allow us to provide the retreats at low cost. 

 

  • 1-day virtual retreat: USD 35-80

  • 2-day virtual retreat: USD 70-160

  • 3-day virtual retreat: USD 105-240

 

or any approximate amount in your currency.

Scholarship: Financial conditions should never be an obstacle to studying the Dharma. In order to support monks, nuns and laypeople who have the passion to learn Buddhism but have difficulties to donate, our scholarship program provides help. You are welcome to write to us and apply for a scholarship.

 

*Dana is a Sanskrit and Pali word that means "generosity" in the sense of providing benefit to others and also cultivating a generous attitude oneself. Thank you for your kind offerings to Gen Namgyel-la and VNOS so that we can continue our work to benefit others in so many ways.

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Registration: 

Attendance at retreats will be considered each time, for each retreat, based on their backgrounds, that must include having received teachings directly from Gen Namgyel-la. 

 

VNOS / Gen Namgyel-la will assess each retreat application individually, and determine if attendance at retreats is viable based on these and other criteria.

Registration must be done at least 2 days before the retreat starts. This is to provide time for the volunteers to process the registration. This also benefits the student, by clearly setting an intention to attend the retreat.

 

Please complete and submit the form here.

The payment procedures will be provided after your application is approved. Once we receive your donation, you will receive a confirmation within 1 day. Please kindly be patient. 

 

You will need the same email address to sign into Zoom for attending the retreat. 

Notice: 

If you must register within 2 days before the first retreat session starts, you will have to email us (at: venerableonlinesangha@gmail.com) or contact us through our Facebook inbox for fast registration. 

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