Easter Retreat - The Path of Joy and Wisdom – with the help of meditation

7:00pm 19 April 2019 - 3:00pm 22 April 2019

Cost: £0.00

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.

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche will offer teachings in his straightforward and heartfelt style on how to create the inner conditions for gratitude and joy. He will draw from his huge wealth of personal experience, and how he has managed to bring joy and meaning into his own life through the practice of meditation.

Lama Rinpoche will give instructions on how to meditate in a simple and effective way. He will stress the importance of motivation and cultivating appreciation for everything and everyone in our lives.

Since Lama Rinpoche’s specialty is meditation, he will be leading the 8 – 9am silent sitting meditation in the temple each day along with a teaching session in the morning and a question and answer session in the late afternoon. 

On Easter Sunday, Lama Rinpoche will conduct a Refuge Ceremony for anyone who wishes to formally enter the Buddhist path. 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.  For more information please click here.

Clive Holmes will be sharing teachings on “The Four Immeasurable Qualities”.  These are: kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. These teachings will complement those given by Lama Rinpoche.

The Buddha is said to have taught that it is better to live a life devoted to the Four Immeasurable Qualities than to live in a luxurious palace.  They lie at the heart of a joyful, wise and enlightened attitude to life.

Clive will explain how each of these immeasurable qualities work together to achieve this way of being. Going back to the roots of the meaning of each of these contemplations, he will show how it is so valuable even to aspire to bring them into our everyday experience. Some exercises from the book, “Restoring the Balance” will be used in this context.

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