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Fri, Jun 07

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Oak Park

Liberation from Sorrow: 24 Hour Tara Chanting

This retreat is a powerful method to overcome obstacles in your life, let go of fear and inner negativities, give your mind strength and inspiration, and help you create future good fortune and happiness for yourself and others.

Liberation from Sorrow: 24 Hour Tara Chanting
Liberation from Sorrow: 24 Hour Tara Chanting

Time & Location

Jun 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 08, 2024, 4:00 PM

Oak Park, 13 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304, USA

Details

Arya Tara is a female Buddha, and her name means “Rescuer.” She is known for her wisdom & swift compassion and her ability to protect living beings from fear and danger.

This retreat is a powerful method to overcome obstacles in your life, let go of fear and inner negativities, give your mind strength and inspiration, and help you create future good fortune and happiness for yourself and others.

The retreat begins on Friday evening at 7pm with a brief introduction to the practice. The retreat spans 24 hours, with six, 1-hour sessions repeated every four hours. Each retreat session includes traditional prayers and mantra recitation. This is a drop-in retreat, so you are welcome to attend a single session or the whole retreat. No previous experience of meditation or Buddhism is necessary, and absolutely everyone is welcome.

SCHEDULE

Friday, June 7

7:00 - 8:15pm: Session 1 (includes brief introduction)

11:00pm - 12:00am: Session 2

Saturday, June 8

3:00 - 4:00am: Session 3

7:00 - 8:00am: Session 4

11:00am - 12:00pm: Session 5

3:00 - 4:00pm: Session 6

TEACHER

Gen Kelsang Zamling, the Resident Teacher (main teacher) at KMC Chicago, has over 20 years of experience teaching and practicing meditation. Adept at guiding both new and experienced practitioners, he’s known for his practical approach, warmth, and clarity. He is also an immaculate example of someone who has taken Buddha’s teachings to heart.

BOOKS & MATERIALS

This retreat will use the following traditional prayers:

Printed copies will be available to borrow during the retreat, but you're encouraged to bring your own if you have a copy. You can click any title above to learn more about it or to order a printed or e-book copy from Tharpa Publications. You can also purchase copies in person at our Oak Park and Wicker Park locations.

COST

$30 for the full retreat

or $5 per session

Discounts for members (Full-Day Retreat): 25% off for Standard Members; 50% off for Plus Members; free for Benefactor Members.

No one turned away for lack of funds; contact us to request financial accommodations. 

Refund policy

LIVESTREAMING

This in-person event is also available by livestream for monthly members. To attend by livestream, monthly members should register through the Livestreaming for Members page. Not a member? Learn more about our membership options here.

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