Event : Yamantaka Retreat
Date : September 22 to October 7
Venue : Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre
Address : 1425, Mickleham Rd, Yuroke, VIC 3063, Victoria, Australia
Website : http://tibetanbuddhistsociety.org/yaman ... treat.aspx
Those wishing to take initiation for the first time should have some experience and understanding of the mahayana path to enlightenment (lamrim) teachings and a sincere commitment to practise. Those attending the retreat must receive, or have previously received, Yamantaka initiation. Both father tantra, Yamantaka, and mother tantra, Vajrayogini, initiations will be given on the weekend before the retreat.
The Peaceful Land of Joy is set in beautiful rural surroundings just outside Melbourne. It is an ideal place for meditation, Dharma study and practice. The centre’s traditional Tibetan holy temple, blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2002, is a clear and peaceful space, with an exquisite 18 foot Buddha statue, and adorned with traditional thangkas and Tibetan ornamentation. Between meditation sessions, students can relax in the 10 acre gardens, including flourishing roses, exotic trees and a tranquil lake. Retreats at the Peaceful Land of Joy are a uniquely enjoyable and beneficial experience.