Healing the World Weekend Away Retreat

Healing the World

Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4

A weekend of meditations on the supreme good heart and the practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion in the The North Georgia Mountains at Unicoi State Park & Lodge

with Kadampa Teachers Gen Norden, Sharon Lovich

Based on the commentary by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in his book The Mirror of Dharma, this weekend will comprise of guided meditations on generating a supreme good heart and the practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. 

Spend a relaxing and meaningful weekend away in the tranquil setting of Unicoi State Park & Lodge with qualified teachers from our regional Kadampa Centers and discussing with spiritual friends. This weekend will be a chance to rest, reflect and bring the meaning of loving kindness into our hearts. This is a special opportunity free from everyday distractions to spend time quieting the mind and deepening your meditation practice.


As Shantideva says in Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life:
Since living beings and enlightened beings are alike
In that the qualities of a Buddha arise in dependence upon them,
Why do we not show the same respect to living beings
As we do to the enlightened beings?
From The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Friday, December 2
5 – 7:30 p.m. | Registration 
7:30 – 8:45 p.m. | Introduction and Meditation with Gen Norden

Saturday, December 3
8:30–9:45 a.m. | Session One
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Session Two
12:30 p.m. | Vegetarian lunch provided
4–5:15 p.m. | Session Three 
5:15–5:45 p.m. | Discussion and Q and A
6:00 p.m. | Vegetarian dinner provided
7:30-8:45 p.m. | Session Four

Sunday, December 4
8:30-9:45 a.m. | Session Five
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Session Six
12:15–12:45 p.m. | Final Discussion and Q and A