LOVE IN THE TIME
OF THE VIRUS
Online retreat & course with Geshe Michael Roach
August 1 - September 5, 2020
LOVE IN THE TIME
OF THE VIRUS
We invite you to join ACI online course
Insights Online: Love in the Time of the Virus.
We will be deeply investigating how to foster loving and profound motivations to serve others and turn even the smallest acts of kindness into a powerful method to eradicate the virus and suffering from the world.
In this course, we will learn how to answer the call for human kindness amidst this great pandemic while letting go of our tendencies to primarily focus on ourselves. Additionally, what tools can we use to respond with these challenges right around us, in our home communities, in order to have a lasting impact? How does serving others first become the cause to end great suffering and finally, what visions and motivations can we hold in our heart to bring all this about effectively and rapidly?
5-Week Course Upgrade
Private Study Group
This upgrade is designed to give participants the opportunity to have a weekly study session, led by an ACI Senior Teacher for 5 weeks.
These groups will allow for you to go deeper and get more of your questions answered. The additional cost goes toward supporting the production of the course itself, including volunteers and translators.
Individual Retreat Upgrade
Private Sessions with Mentor
You can schedule two 45-min private sessions with a Retreat Mentor, before and after your retreat. The pre-retreat session is designed to give you tips and advices on how to prepare for solo retreat, guide you on how to listen to your body in a harmonious way, and clarify any doubts the participant may have during their solo retreat.
The post-retreat session helps you integrate what you have learned during your retreat into your everyday life, and answer any questions that may have come up.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER I REGISTER?
"HOW WILL THIS HELP MY LEARNING?"
This course is designed to create a community of practitioners and guide the participants through the material, step-by-step, and provide real-time feedback on each of your journeys.
Monica Torres Valencia
The online retreat exceeded my expectations by far. I was not sure what to expect, and it was exactly what I needed to cope with all the emotions and stress from the world's health crisis. The best part was that at all times I felt supported and part of a community who was training and learning to understand how to eradicate suffering in the world. I missed being physically close to Geshe-la, but I was also thankful that I could repeat and pause his lessons whenever they got to complicated, haha. Additionally, the online format was overall PERFECT and very creative. I really enjoyed being part of the first ever online retreat.
I believe I feel the impact of what I learnt in this course every day following the Lam Rim retreat. My thoughts about the cycle of life, death and my observation on how I do create a circle of suffering in my daily life continue. It's fascinating and it's scary. It's so simple to understand, but so hard to break through and get out. It's a life changing experience and I want more. As GMR says, I want go to "deeper".
The ACI online course using video's, zoom calls and the Facebook discussions and study groups was an invaluable way of studying the dharma. I was able to be part of a huge event without having to travel and able to feel safe during the pandemic while having access to the very profound teachings. The length of the retreat being 2 months meant that we had a longer time to develop more beneficial habits in terms of our practice and thoughts. Overall a truly beneficial experience. The whole organization with so many volunteers with so many languages across the world was truly fantastic and skillful. Thank you so much!