Upcoming Retreats

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Online Lamrim and Mahamudra Meditation

Venerable René Feusi

Open Dates


Wednesdays, 8:45am – 10:00am PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time)
May 6 – July 22, 2020

What is it:

The purpose of this class is to nurture our daily meditation, being at home while benefiting from the community feeling.  While these sessions started on May 6 and are continuing on from there.  Ven. Rene has now opened up these sessions for anyone else wishing to now join in.



You are familiar with Buddhism and in particular with the Lamrim teachings.


We are using the Zoom video conferencing system for this class. Please register below to receive your online access information. You will also receive a link to an online discussion board where you can ask questions and get access to the audio recordings.


The class will be structured in the following way:
15 minutes for technical setup (8:45am – 9:00am),
15 minutes of introduction,
15 minutes of cleaning the mind with the 7 limb prayer,
15 minutes of developing stability on the nature of the mind,
15 minutes of insight into important points of the path to awakening.
Please join at 8:45am to sort out any technical issues and to be ready for a 9am start of the class. Do not join late and interrupt the meditation.


Ideally, you would take part in all the sessions as they will complement each other, however if you have to miss one or two, recordings will be made available through the online discussion board.

I would like you to consider these as home meditation sessions, not teachings that you can watch in your living room while eating popcorn.

Best would be if you had a light breakfast before hand, clean the meditation area, make it peaceful and inspiring with an altar, present an offering to your field of merit, of at least a candle, a water bowl or a cup of tea, or whatever you are inspired to offer.

Then sit on your meditation chair, or cushion with your table in front of you with the internet screen (computer, tablet of phone) at a comfortable height.

If you consider this time as a precious meditation session and part of a retreat or a wholesome peaceful living, I have no doubt that we will all benefit greatly from the experience.

The goal of these sessions is to rekindle our joy in meditation.


Additional Information:

Vajrapani Institute is offering these teachings along with Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center due to the kindness of Ven. Rene.

After registration, call in information will automatically be sent to you.

These virtual practice sessions are offered for free, with an opportunity to leave a donation to support the center if you feel moved or are able.


Venerable René Feusi
Venerable René Feusi has been trained in the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the experiential lineage of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He has been sharing this experiential approach for over 25 years. He helps students get an intuition of their own inner potential and inspires them to become mediators themselves. For the past 7 years Ven. René has spent the majority of his time in partial retreat. Venerable René’s fascination for how the mind works and how it can be positively transformed is infectious,”Life is exciting. The spiritual journey is about becoming a better human being and giving…
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