Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of long life, good fortune, and merit, has the power to bestow upon us immeasurably long life, profound wisdom and great good fortune. Gen Menla will give an introductory talk to this practice based on the teachings from the International Fall Festival 2018 in Sintra, Portugal. It will then follow with a 3-session group retreat. During the retreat, we will engage in beautiful chanted prayers, meditations, and mantra recitation requesting blessings for ourselves and others to enjoy a long, happy and meaningful life.
Everyone is welcome!
Introductory Talk with Gen Menla: 9 - 10am
Session #1: 10:30 - 11:45am
Session #2: 12:15 - 1:30pm
Session #3: 3 - 4:30pm
From the Introduction to the Amitayus Practice
The greatest obstacles to the fulfillment of our wish to experience pure happiness are death and ignorance. Death destroys our opportunity to take the essence of our precious human life, and ignorance destroys our opportunity to develop a pure experience of Dharma. To overcome these obstacles, we need to increase our lifespan and our wisdom, and the principal method for doing this is the yoga of Buddha Amitayus, which is also a special method for increasing the positive power of our mind, or merit.
Cost & Registration
Retreat by donation. Donations can be made in person on the day of the event.
Lunch will be served for a suggested donation of $5. Please register if you would like lunch.