End of Year Retreat 2018/2019

9:45am 23 December 2018 - 4:00pm 02 January 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.

This retreat is in two parts. Ideally, one attends both but those unable to, as is often the case at this time of year, may attend one or the other.

PART ONE: Connecting with Enlightened Compassion

Sun Dec 23rd - Fri Dec 28th
The Chenrezik practice contains the entire Buddhist path, from Refuge through to voidness meditation. Ken will teach the practice explaining the significance of its various steps and how to practice them in a meaningful way which brings them to life. This section of the course places particular emphasis on the compassion embodied in Chenrezik and the first five of the six paramitas. As this course contains Chenrezik practice instructions, it is open to all who have taken Refuge.

See also Part Two of this course.  

Course starts 09.45 Sunday morning and ends 16.00 Fri afternoon

PART TWO: Connecting with Enlightened Wisdom

Fri Dec 28th - Wed Jan 2nd

Using Patrul Rinpoche’s teachings as taught by Chojé Akong Rinpoche, Ken will continue with advice and instructions on the Chenrezik practice, this time with an emphasis of the five enlightened wisdoms and the sixth paramita, wisdom.

As this course contains Chenrezik practice instructions, it is open to all who have taken Refuge.

 See also Part One of this course.  

Course starts 19.00 Fri evening and ends 16.00 Wed afternoon

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.

Tariff and Charges Guest Info
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