Making Peace With Inner & Outer Enemies

7:00pm 10 July 2020 - 5:30pm 12 July 2020

Cost: £63.00

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 weekend will be an exploration into how Tara Rokpa methods can broaden our view of what we call an enemy & give us a chance to visit or revisit difficult situations with a new perspective, making them more workable. In the normal course of events we tend to view anything that challenges our comfort zones, either mildly or dramatically, as a threat to our happiness & sense of well being.

These challenges may come from outside ourselves, eliciting an inner response which threatens to unbalance our equilibrium. But they can also have a cause which stems from within-for instance,a memory that triggers a reaction which ruffles us, giving rise to unwanted emotions. However our emotional response to negative situations doesn't stop with us. There are always repercussions.

This weekend will introduce ways of exploring what we identify as ' the enemy' - inner & outer - & offer a different way of working with those disturbances. These disturbances can cause ourselves & others distress regardless of their source.

The Tara Rokpa process was developed by Akong Rinpoche. It offers a range of methods for working with the mind in order to see, amongst other things, how we trap ourselves into particular & often unhelpful ways of being.

Compassion is both the start & end point as we learn how to recognise & accept inner & outer enemies. In turn we see how it is possible to bring about a long term personal transformation.

The course will involve relaxations, some writing, simple visualisations & the use of art materials.

Please bring a notebook & pen & wear lose & comfortable clothing.

Art materials will be provided.


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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