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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Updated: Sep 20, 2022


Important Announcement

On September 17 our most precious Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche showed the manner of passing peacefully into the clear light.


Venerable Geshe-la requested that for auspiciousness at this time all Kadampa centers around the world engage in a short retreat using his special prayer, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples.


Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago will hold this retreat on September 24 - 25 (Saturday and Sunday). For this reason, the Sunday morning classes at both locations will be cancelled this weekend; they will resume the following weekend.


UPDATE 9/20: For the extra auspiciousness of engaging in this retreat at the same time as other Kadampa centers around the world, we have added three retreat sessions on Wednesday, September 21. See below for the schedule.


 

Retreat Information


For Auspiciousness

Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples

a special retreat

in Oak Park

Please note: the weekend schedule was updated at 1:45pm on 9/19; Wednesday sessions were added at 2:15pm on 9/20.


Wednesday, September 21

8:15 - 9:45am Session 1

10:15 - 11:45am Session 2

5:00 - 6:30pm Session 3

Saturday, September 24

10:00 - 11:30am Session 1 12:00 - 1:30pm Session 2 4:00 - 5:30pm Session 3 6:15 - 8:00pm Session 4

Sunday, September 25 10:00 - 11:30am Session 1 12:00 - 1:30pm Session 2 4:00 - 5:30pm Session 3 6:15 - 8:00pm Session 4 (Offering to the Spiritual Guide meditation prayers)


Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. All are free of charge.


Most of the sessions will use the following prayers:

  • The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra

  • Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples

The final session on Sunday will consist of the following traditional prayers:

  • Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Printed copies of the above prayers will be available to borrow while at the retreat, but if you have your own copies we encourage you to bring them to ensure there are enough center copies for everyone.


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