Easter Retreat - Joyful Living

7:00pm 30 March 2018 - 5:00pm 02 April 2018

Cost: ÂŁ0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

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.

The full schedule for the weekend is now available and can be viewed by clicking here.

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche says: “How we think determines how we feel.  If we think positively we feel better, if we allow ourselves to think negatively then we feel bad.  The main message of Buddha’s teaching is to be positive.  And if we feel bad emotionally, meditation is the best way to remind us to think positively.”

With his characteristic clarity and humour, Lama Rinpoche will explain how regular meditation can help us have happier and more fulfilling lives.  He will share simple yet effective meditation methods that anyone can use to become a more stable and joyful person.

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 give talks on “The Roots Of Buddhism”.
Many people now are interested in mindfulness and wisdom. Most of these practices originate from the teachings of Lord Buddha. The essential first teachings are the four noble truths and the noble eightfold path, the so-called “first turning of the wheel of dharma.” We will find that we do not have to “re-invent the wheel” and simple humility will allow us to accept the value of these teachings. They show us how to live well and have worked for millions of people down the ages. The noble Eightfold path is based on how ethical living is vital for the development of mindfulness and the wisdom that liberates. Some useful contemplations will be given to balance the sharing of resources and information over the long weekend.

There is no charge for this course though donations are welcome and can be made in the Reception Office in Samye Ling

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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