MEDITATION RETREAT: A Direct Path to One's Essential Being

  • 18 Nov 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • 19 Nov 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Embodying Compassion: Living by the Light of Our True Self


  • Register before midnight on October 21 to receive this rate. Public talk is included in this registration.
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Meditation Retreat with Gerardo Abboud

Saturday, November 18, 8:30am - 5:30 pm through Sunday, November 19, 8:30am - 12:00 Noon

Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion 

411 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville 40207

Based on the text “The Refined Gold of Instruction on Mahamudra” by Khamtrul Rinpoche 3rd, Ngawang Kunga Tenzin.  We will investigate the conditions we must create to penetrate the layers of confusion and emotional afflictions and to connect with our immaculate nature.

Gerardo Abboud was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, into a Christian family.  He was educated as an engineer and worked as a financial analyst at Ford before he made a dramatic change in his life.  He traveled to India in the ‘70s and resided there and in Nepal for 14 years as a student of Buddhism and of the Tibetan language.  His desire was to leave behind the “life of promotions, high salaries, and consumerism” in order to discover the richness within himself.  Back in his country in 1986, Abboud was nominated president of the Dongyuling Center, which offers free teachings in Buddhist theory and practice.  He has served as translator for many lamas and has been His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s interpreter in Latin America since 1992.  We welcome Gerardo Abboud back to Louisville for his sixth visit.

Retreat Schedule

Saturday: 8:30am – 5:30pm                                                   

8:30 am         Meditation

10:00 am       Dharma Talk I     

Noon             Lunch Break                                

2:00 pm         Meditation   

3:30 pm         Dharma Talk II

Sunday: 8:30am - 12:00 Noon

8:30 am          Meditation

10:00 am        Dharma Talk III

11:45 am        Dedication and Offering

Cost:  $150 Early Bird by midnight, October 21; $185 after. 

Registered DGCEC Members:  Please sign up by phone or in person to receive the discounted member rate. 

Retreat fee includes Public Talk on Friday, November 17.

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