The Buddhist Roots of Mindfulness Retreat

7:00pm 28 October 2022 - 3:00pm 02 November 2022

Cost: £350.00

Venue: Samye Ling

The Buddhist Roots of Mindfulness Retreat with Choden and Alan Hughes

Retreat: Friday 28th October – Wednesday 2nd November 2022 (retreat £350.00 payable in monthly instalments) runs from 19.00pm on the Friday evening (after soup at 18.00pm) and finishes at 15.00pm on Wednesday 2nd November 2022

To book your place on the course please click here.

Please note that to attend this course in person you must stay onsite at Samye Ling.


Once you have booked the course with the Mindfulness Association, you can then book accommodation with Samye Ling by emailing We will need to know the dates that you would like to stay, what room you would like (please click here to see room types and prices), your name, (and if you are booking a twin room, the name of the second person), your address, phone number and preferred email address for the booking.

Please contact with any questions.

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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