The Practice of Awakened Mind - Meditation Retreat

  • 15 Jun 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • DGCEC Shrine Room


  • Members enjoy this discounted rate. Consider becoming a DGCEC member! You will find the form posted under the membership tab on the website's home page, or pick one up at the center.
  • This fee helps support the running of the center in addition to making possible a wonderful lunch.

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with Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal teaching in English, without our translator

Saturday, June 15, 10:30am – 4:30pm

Join us for this special opportunity to deepen your practice as Geshe Rapgyal offers this new retreat focusing on the teachings of the great Buddhist Saint, Shantideva.

The central reason for practicing Altruistic or Awakened Mind (Bodhichitta) is to contemplate the origin of the suffering of others and within oneself.  Shantideva’s instruction – cultivating the positive qualities of our mind such as loving-kindness, compassion and other-benefiting thoughts combined with the wisdom aspect – is added to the innate good features of the mind itself. Awakened Mind is achieved through understanding the nature of afflictions or feelings of suffering such as difficult thoughts, fear, anxiety and malice.

“All those who are unhappy in the world are so as a result of their desire for their own happiness. All those who are happy in the world are so as a result of their desire for the happiness of others. One should first earnestly meditate on the equality of oneself and others in this way: ‘All equally experience suffering and happiness, and I must protect them as I do myself.’ I should eliminate the suffering of others because it is suffering, just like my own suffering. I should take care of others because they are sentient beings, just as I am a sentient being.”                    Shantideva

This retreat includes four teaching and practice sessions with breaks between.

$40 ($30 for registered DGCEC members) fee provides a delicious lunch as well as helping support DGCEC to make such a retreat and teachings possible.

Registration required here or by calling 502-614-5616.

Partial scholarships are available upon request: please email

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