Laying Proper Foundations for Authentic Whole-hearted Dharma Practice - CLOSED

This course is now closed

7:00pm 09 March 2019 - 12:30pm 17 March 2019

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Purelands Retreat Centre


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.
For this course you must select 'Purelands' as your accommodation.

This retreat offers a precious opportunity to spend some time learning and reflecting more deeply on establishing an unshakeable foundation for Dharma practice.  Ani Semchi’s teachings will be based on Gampopa’s “The Precious Garland of The Sublime Path” and the focus will be mainly on the 8-fold noble path.

Participants should be prepared to follow noble silence most of the time, to attend every session and to stay the full length of the retreat.

The daily timetable will include sessions of meditation, teaching and reflection/discussion. There will be plenty opportunity to exchange and ask questions.

To make the most of this precious opportunity and to ensure that there are the very best conditions for retreat, all participants are asked to refrain from using mobile-phones or other devices - unless there is an emergency or you have important commitments which cannot be left aside for a week.  If there is a real need to use your phone, it should be once a day at a specific time only.

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.
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.
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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.
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