The Glorious Dakpo, with the power to tame the untameable

7:00pm 12 August 2017 - 12:30pm 20 August 2017

Cost: ÂŁ0.00

Venue: Purelands Retreat Centre

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The Dakpo Kagyu Lineage

"The Kagyu Masters point out the great highway by which the Buddhas have become enlightened. Their past disciples cast to the wind the dust of the eight worldly concerns, became children of the mountains, wore clothes of mist, and reduced their food, clothing and conversation to bare necessity. In great isolated retreats they were cut off from the bustle of body, meaningless speech and discursive mind. They sat on a single seat like an oak stake driven into the ground and obtained that which is famed by the name of the unified state of Vajradhara." from The Gurtso, translated as the Rain of Wisdom

The stories and biographies of the Great Lineage Masters of the past inspire trust and devotion and give strength to our own practice. Lama Zangmo will go through the life stories of the Kagyu Lineage Holders and some of their teachings. Topics covered will be renunciation, devotion and bodhicitta and how to transform the negative emotions into wisdom. She will also give meditation instructions on Shinay, Tonglen and the Mani Mantra.

The retreat programme will be a balanced schedule of teaching sessions, breaks and plenty of time given to meditation sessions throughout the day, with a long afternoon break free for either personal practice, walking in the hills, reading or resting.

This retreat is not suitable for complete beginners or total newcomers to Buddhism, but is ideal for those who would like to deepen their practice and Buddhist understanding, and those who have a basic meditation experience. The middle part of the retreat will be in full silence. Participants are requested to stay at Purelands. Lunch is taken in the Samye Ling dining room.

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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Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
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Only the impossible is worth doing.
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Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
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Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
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Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
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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.
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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.
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Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
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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