Easter Retreat - Bringing Joy & Meaning to our Lives
7:00pm 14 April 2017 - 3:00pm 17 April 2017
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‚Äôs 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.¬†Tariff and Charges Guest Info