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Advanced Buddhist Ritual Workshop

Take the next step towards ritual mastery

Enhance your meditational practices by learning advanced mudras (sacred hand gestures) according to the tradition of Gaden Shartse Monastery. This fun, hands-on workshop will give you the knowledge and confidence to incorporate advanced techniques into your daily sadhana and retreats, bridging body and mind and giving your practice more meaning and depth.

Led by our experienced Buddhist sangha and pastors, this course is suitable for intermediate and higher level practitioners who want to increase their ritual skills for extended sadhana practice.

 

2024 Dates

  • 29 June 2024 (Sat)
  • 9.30 am – 6.00 pm
Registration closes 3 working days before the programme start date.

 

Topics

  • Significance of rituals and ritual instruments
  • The importance of tradition
  • Revision: Using the vajra, bell & damaru
  • Revision: Basic offering mudras
  • Lotus mudra
  • Front generation vs. self generation
  • Sense offering mudras
  • Torma offering mudra
  • Dza Hum Bam Ho mudras
  • Six Mantras & Six Mudras (Ngag Drug Chag Drug)
  • Four Waters mudras
  • Sky Treasury mudra
  • Dos and don’ts

 

Suggested Donation

 

Non-Member

RM 138
  • Lunch & refreshments included
  • Accommodation not included
  • Donation is per pax
Register

Kechara Member

RM 98
  • Lunch & refreshments included
  • Accommodation not included
  • Donation is per pax
Register

 

What’s Included?

  • Live demonstrations
  • Detailed explanations
  • Guided practice sessions
  • Workshop materials
  • Pastor service & support

 

Can I stay overnight?

Our guesthouses are open for booking if you’d like to spend the night in Kechara Forest Retreat. See our rooms and rates.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we do our best to make our programmes available at a reasonable rate. Your donation also supports the cost of facilities, sanitising of premises and overheads.

 

Prerequisites

 

What to Bring

  • Mala
  • Vajra and bell*
  • Damaru*
  • Ritual cover (drikap) (optional)
  • Ritual mat (driden) (optional)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Water tumbler
  • Comfortable clothing that allows you to sit cross-legged on a meditation cushion
  • A shawl or sweater in case you feel cold
  • Medication or antihistamines if you have allergies to pollen, etc.
  • Face masks, face shield and hand sanitiser (optional)
* If you don’t have these items, please let us know at the time of registration and we will do our best to arrange extras for you to use. Limited units available, first come first serve.

 

Important Notes

  • To enhance your experience, you’re encouraged to minimise the distractions of daily life including the usage of any electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops throughout the workshop.
  • Recording of any form is not permitted.
  • Cancellation Policy: A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made at least five working days before the workshop start date. An administration fee of RM30 will be charged. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than five days before the workshop start date.
  • If sign ups for a particular language do not meet the minimum threshold, the programme in that language will be cancelled. You are welcome to join a different language group; otherwise your registration fee will be refunded.
  • The management reserves the right to amend the programme and/or revise prices without prior notice.