Amitabha Foundation, Vancouver
4025 Triumph Street, Burnaby
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Free of charge and Registration not required
Open to everyone, you can participate for the entire time or come for part of the retreat. A group of people will commit to doing shifts of mantra recitation throughout the day and night, sleeping at the center. If you wish to join this group, please contact us. Others can join the retreat whenever they have time.
During this 24 hours period the participants will refrain from any verbal communication or any intake of solid food. You are allowed to drink such as milk, soya milk, coffee, tea and of course water.
The Vajrayana tradition of Drupchen or intensive group practice with continuous day and night recitation of mantra done over several days is regarded as one of the most effective and profound means for purifying negative karma and amassing merit and wisdom. It is said in the tantras that the merit of accomplishing such a retreat c continues into the future for months, years, and even lifetimes, dispelling obstacles and purifying even the heaviest karmic obscurations. Tibetan Buddhists traditionally believe that attendance at such a retreat can yield the same results as years of solitary retreat. In addition, these benefits are not limited to the participants of the retreat, but spread a positive influence over the entire physical locales as well as to the inhabitants of the region, the country and the whole world, becoming the causes for harmony, prosperity, joy and ultimately liberation for all beings.