About the practice of the Majushri sadhana, the symbolism of the deity’s appearance and what the practice means.
Series: Manjushri Retreat 2008-2009
A guided front-generation Manjushri meditation.
An explanation of the Manjushri sadhana and resources for doing the retreat from afar.
A guided front-generation Manjushri meditation with an extended meditation on emptiness.
The benefits of doing the Manjushri practice, an explanation of the visualization in the sadhana, and advice for doing the practice.
Setting the motivation for retreat, remembering the sufferings of the lower realms and endeavoring to take advantage of our precious human lives.
A question and answer session touching on the purpose of silence on retreat, retreat etiquette, and daily life on the retreat.
What to do when the mind gets crazy in meditation, how to pace yourself during long meditation sessions. maintaining a balanced mind and attitude in retreat.
A discussion session with questions from those doing the retreat, covering topics like dealing with distractions and why we need to develop bodhicitta.
Observing how sleep patterns may change during retreat due to the calming of the mind, and how to handle various emotions that come up during meditation.