Meditation Practice Retreat

2:00pm 08 October 2022 - 12:00pm 14 October 2022

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

We are very happy to let you know that after a long gap due to the pandemic, Drupon Rinpoche will make his first visit to Samye Ling to lead this meditation retreat in commemoration of the 9th anniversary since Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche passed away.

The topic for the five day retreat will be “The Secret Nails that Hit the Essential Points of Practice” by Je Gampopa.  As far as we know this is the first translation of this text into English and the first time it has been taught in the West.   The text includes instructions on the entire path from the preliminaries up to the highest form of meditation and realisation. 

This is such an auspicious way to remember Akong Tulku Rinpoche and to resume the Samye Ling Dharma programme that we hope many of you will be able to come.

Please click here to book - make sure to add 'Meditation Practice Retreat' in the Booking Extras.

The daily schedule is still to be finalised and will be announced later.  

The Retreat will begin at 2pm on 8th October and finish at lunchtime on 14th October.  All participants must register and must undertake to attend all sessions. 

Please note: originally the finish date of the retreat was 15th October.  However, now Drupon Rinpoche's teaching has been extended to include an extra weekend course entitled 'Calm Abiding and Mind Training'. Please click here for more information and to make a booking.

There is no course fee, though donations towards overheads are most welcome.  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