Long Life Retreat: The Practice of Buddha Amitayus

Saturday, February 25

Suggested price: $10.00

Minimum price: $0.00



Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom. In this special one-day guided retreat we have the opportunity to increase our lifespan, merit and wisdom through the special meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus.

Our human life is our most precious possession because it gives us the opportunity to improve ourselves and attain the supreme happiness of enlightenment. We therefore need a long and healthy life. To engage successfully in spiritual practice we also need wisdom, as well as the merit, or good fortune, that gives our mind the strength to support the growth of inner realizations. By engaging in Amitayus practice, we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the deathless state of enlightenment. We can also use this practice to help remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our close friends and family.


9:30 - 10:45 am Prayers & Guided Mantra Recitation
11:30 - 12:45pm Prayers & Guided Mantra Recitation

The Teacher


This course is taught by Resident Teacher Kadam Michelle Gauthier. Kadam Michelle is a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, and has been studying and practicing Buddhism for more than 26 years. She presents Buddha's teachings with beautiful clarity, warmth and sincerity, skillfully guiding people from all walks of life to find inner peace and lasting happiness.