Easter Retreat - Bringing Joy & Meaning to our Lives

7:00pm 14 April 2017 - 3:00pm 17 April 2017

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

As always, Lama Yeshe Rinpoche will speak directly from the heart and from his own experience - about how he has managed to bring joy and meaning into his own life through practicing meditation, and developing unconditional compassion and devotion.  He is convinced that any one of us, with self-belief, willingness and commitment, can achieve this too.

To book this course please select it in the Extras offered after you have chosen your accommodation on the booking form. Please click here to book.

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche’s speciality is meditation and as well as teaching he will be leading the 8am one-hour meditation sessions, so please do take part in these.

On Easter Sunday, Lama Rinpoche will conduct a Refuge Ceremony for anyone who wishes to become a Buddhist. Some explanation about the meaning of refuge and the format of the ceremony will be given on Sunday morning.

Please inform Reception if you are planning on taking refuge.

Clive Holmes will be sharing teachings on ‚ÄúThe Four Immeasurables‚ÄĚ.

The Buddha is said to have stated that it is better to live in the four immeasurables than to live in a luxurious palace.

The four immeasurables are kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.  They form the very essence of an awakened and enlightened attitude and Clive will explain how they work together to achieve this.

Going back to the roots of the meaning of each of these meditations, we will see how useful it is to at least aspire to bring them into our everyday experience. Some exercises from the book, ‚ÄúRestoring the Balance‚ÄĚ will be given.

The retreat will begin at 7pm on Friday and finish at 3.00pm on Monday to allow time for travelling. 

There is no fee for this course although donations are welcome. Your offering will help with the Monastery's considerable running costs, as well as the expenses incurred in inviting teachers.  Donations may be made in the Reception Office. 

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The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche