Odiyan Retreat Center


Gates of Wisdom

October 6 & 7, 2023
Friday & Saturday 8AM-12:30PM PDT

While Bodhicitta is often translated literally as ‘enlightenment mind,’ it is not related to thoughts. Bodhicitta is universal goodness that never fails. It has the power to dispel all obstacles; it cannot be manipulated by the Marayas, and its light cannot be diminished or destroyed. Its blessings illuminate our minds and lift us out of the confining realms of samsara.

One day we will all be liberated by the power of these blessings. But we do not need to wait passively for ‘someday’. Through prayer and meditation, we can exercise our capacities to connect more quickly with blessings and move ourselves up to the gates of enlightenment. 

Price for workshop – $ 200

In case of financial hardship, ask for assistance
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Magda Costa has been studying and practicing the Tibetan Buddhism since 1991. She started her studies in Sao Paulo Nyingma Center, Brazil, and moved to the US in 2004 to be the Financial Officer of Dharma Publishing. In 2010 she moved to Odiyan to do the traditional three years retreat and after the retreat she continues living in Odiyan practicing, studying, and working under Rinpoche’s guidance.