Cultivating the Mind - CLOSED

This course is now closed

7:00pm 28 July 2018 - 12:30pm 05 August 2018

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Purelands Retreat Centre


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.
For this course you must select 'Purelands' as your accommodation.

This retreat will focus on verses from the Precious Garland of the Sublime Path, as well as meditation instructions on tong-len.

The Precious Garland is an instruction manual by the great Kagyu Lineage Master Gampopa, giving advice for practitioners of the Dharma at every stage of the path. It is a tool to measure ourselves and our practice, which takes the form of a collection of points of advice, such as the Ways to Inspire Yourself, The Ten Things to Train and Persevere in, the Ways to go Astray for a Spiritual Practitioner, the Things to be Understood, and others.

Although the retreat is not for absolute beginners, it is suitable for those who would like to learn more about how to cultivate the mind and who have had some previous meditation instruction. Participants should also have at least a basic familiarity with Buddhism.

There will be silence during the main part of the retreat.

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
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