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Spiritual refuge in Buddhism means finding inner protection from our problems and fear. We do this by transforming our mind from negative to positive through meditation. In this retreat we have a perfect opportunity to discover and deepen our experience of refuge by connecting with Buddha’s blessings and receiving the encouragement of spiritual friends. Then we can quickly and easily make progress on the Buddhist path to liberation and enlightenment.

Aside from the Friday introduction, this retreat is unguided. This in-depth self-guided retreat is intended for students with previous experience, however all students are welcome to drop in for one or more sessions.



October 18 - 20, 2019

Friday, October 18
7pm - 8:30pm: Refuge from the Storm: Introduction to Refuge Retreat
(designed for those who intend to participate in the following retreat, but everyone is welcome to attend)

Saturday, October 19
Unguided group sessions
9:30am - 10:30am: Session 1
11am - 12pm: Session 2
1pm - 2pm: Session 3
2:30pm - 4pm: Session 4

Sunday, October 20
Unguided group sessions
4pm - 5pm: Session 1
5:30pm - 7pm: Session 2



Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago in Oak Park
13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304



Friday evening introduction: $12 per person
Retreat sessions: $3 per session
Free for Foundation Program students, Benefactors, Patrons, and with the "$35 for 30 Days" pass



Friday evening introductory talk:


Retreat sessions are unguided.