Lecturer: Ken Hockett
Sunday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Class fee: $20 Public, $15 Members
There is a long-standing tradition of Buddhist practitioners doing retreats in order to focus on meditation that goes back to the days of Shakyamuni Buddha. There are many different reasons and objectives for doing retreat. In particular, retreats are necessary for concentrating on Vajrayana deity yoga sadhana practice. This class will discuss the purposes. planning and structure of a meditation retreat.
Ken Hockett is one of the senior Dharma students at Sakya. After much reading and study, he took refuge before H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya in 1977. His principal interest is in the Mind Training methods and has been teaching these at Sakya Monastery for over 10 years. Having received teachings and initiations from Lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, his main teachers are of the Sakya and Nyingma traditions. He has also produced many of the practice texts used at Sakya Monastery.