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Training in Concentration (part 2) – Weekend Retreat

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TRAINING IN CONCENTRATION (PART 2)

Concentration (1)Bank Holiday Weekend Retreat
28 Apr – 1 May

This retreat is part of ongoing concentration program, see below for details of others events.

Part 2 of the Training in Concentration Programme gives an opportunity to engage in focused mediation retreat with the intention to develop a deeply relaxed and peaceful mind.
It is open to those who have completed the 5-week home study practice following on from part 1 and can be attended by day but not by session.

There will be silent periods during the retreat and it is very helpful to attend the introductory talk as the retreat will be mostly unguided.

Venue: Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading

Timetable:
Friday
7.30pm        Introductory talk

Saturday & Sunday
9 – 10am:    1 session
11 – 12pm:  2 session
2 –   3pm:    3 session
4 –   5pm:    4 session

Monday
9 – 10am:    1 session
11 – 12pm:  2 session

Course fee: £10 per day, lunch £3.50 ( Introductory talk £5, Monday morning £5). Free with Membership card.
Limited accommodation is also available.

Please book in advance: shantidevaeducation@gmail.com / 0118 959 9133


concentration programme
  • Training in Concentration ( part 1)
    Day Course, Sat 25 March
    Become more focused and relaxed by learning how to improve your concentration and meditation skills. Read more
  • Follow up – Home Practice
    26 March – 27 April
    Part 1 is followed by a 5 week home training period, engaging in a short daily meditation, in preparation for Part 2.
  • Training in Concentration (part 2)
    Bank Holiday Weekend Retreat, 28 April – 1 May
    see above

Compassion Retreat

Compassion Retreat

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Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice

Weekend Retreat, 21 – 23 April

Our compassionate heart, which brings great joy and meaning to our lives, can be awakened through this special purification practice of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara called ‘Drop of Essential Nectar’. This practice is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and Bodhichitta.

Through the course of the retreat we will take the Mahayana Precepts, fast, make prostrations and engage in praises and requests to the Buddha of Compassion.

Each morning will begin with the taking of the eight Mahayana Precepts, which is an essential preparation for attending any of the sessions on that day.

For more information on taking precepts see here
For more information on the Nyungnay practice see here

Timetable:
Friday 21st
7.30 – 8.30pm   Introductory Talk

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd
6:30 – 8.30am  – Session 1 ( including precepts)
10:00 – 11:30am   – Session 2

3.00 – 4.30pm      – Session 3

Retreat Fees: Introductory talk £5, £10 per day, lunch £3.50 . Free with Membership card.
Limited accommodation is also available.

Please contact the Centre for more info and booking: shantidevaeducation@gmail.com / 0118 959 9133

 

Retreats 2017

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Further retreats taking place this year, more details and booking to follow.

Woodland Meditation Day Retreat
Sat 20 May | 9.00 – 4pm | £28
with Gen Kelsang Wangmo

At Chiltern Woodland Burial Park, Beaconsfield (near High Wycombe)
Mindfulness of impermanance – time to contemplate, meditate and learn new wisdom focusing on impermanence in a healthy way in this uniquely special environment.

Loving Kindness Day Retreat
Sat 3 June | 10 – 5pm | £28
with Gen Kelsang Wangmo
Opening your heart, solve your daily problems, improve your relationships and become a happy peaceful person – through the power of love!

Guru Yoga & Mandala Offerings Retreat
15 – 16 July – unguided 
Empower your mind for successful meditation by receive inspiring blessings and building up an inner store of positivity through the practices of; Guru Yoga – the gateway to receiving blessings; and Mandala Offerings – the gateway to accumulating merit.

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