Easter Retreat - Joyful Living
7:00pm 30 March 2018 - 5:00pm 02 April 2018
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 clickÂ hereÂ to book.
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche says: â€śHow we think determines how we feel.Â If we think positively we feel better, if we allow ourselves to think negatively then we feel bad.Â The main message of Buddhaâ€™s teaching is to be positive.Â And if we feel bad emotionally, meditation is the best way to remind us to think positively.â€ť
With his characteristic clarity and humour, Lama Rinpoche will explain how regular meditation can help us have happier and more fulfilling lives.Â He will share simple yet effective meditation methods that anyone can use to become a more stable and joyful person.
On EasterÂ 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 givenÂ on SundayÂ morning.
Please inform Reception if you are planning on taking refuge.
Clive Holmes will give talks on â€śThe Roots Of Buddhismâ€ť.
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 â€śfirst turning of the wheel of dharma.â€ť We will find that we do not have to â€śre-invent the wheelâ€ť 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 LingTariff and Charges Guest Info