New Year New Beginnings - CLOSED

This course is now closed

7:00pm 09 February 2018 - 5:30pm 11 February 2018

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

“Changing habits of a lifetime”

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.

Every time we give in to a harmful habit from our past, we reinforce our limitations. Maybe we could be more adventurous and be a pioneer of our own future instead. Once we truly see, and accept, our habits, we can then embrace the ones that are helpful and let go of the ones that are not. This is what we will do over this weekend. Of course, this is not so simple. So together we will encourage one another to make our meditation practice more authentic, more kind.

This course will be practice and experience based. Through mainstream exercises we will learn to how to develop an awakened attitude, fearless and mature. We will be learning how to appreciate the world around us and within us. Again and again the central message will be to simplify our ways of experience. We cannot change the world to fit in with our expectations but we can learn to accept things as they are.

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