Working with the Elements - Elements 2

7:00pm 05 July 2019 - 4:00pm 07 July 2019

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.

A two-weekend course to explore the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements make up ourselves and our world. Knowing about the elements can help us better understand ourselves; our relationships with others and the environment around us. By bringing awareness to the qualities and interactions of them within our daily life we are better able to restore the balance of this constantly evolving dynamic. In this way experiences of harmony and wellbeing can be brought into our lives.


Dr Akong Rinpoche created contemplation exercises for each of these elements as part of the Tara Rokpa method. We will introduce the practice of these contemplations during the 2 weekends alongside using relaxations and art materials. It is recommended that participants attend both weekends and ideally practice the contemplation exercises between the 2 workshops and for a period of time afterwards to get the most benefit.


During the 2 weekends we will work our way through the elements starting with earth, the most gross, on the first weekend. We will progress to water, to fire, to air and finishing with space, the most subtle on the second weekend. Using the contemplations, the relaxations and art materials we will experience and explore the elements within us and around us.


Elements 1: 8th-10th March 2019 with Beate Jantzer and Sarah Wass, for information on part one please click here.


Elements 2: 5th-7th July 2019 with Claudia Duske and Sarah Wass


Working with the Elements is a stand alone course, it is thus suitable for all those who are interested in exploring the elements using Tara Rokpa methods.

Alongside the Tara Rokpa relaxations it also forms the initial phase of Back to Beginnings. There will be opportunities during the 2 weekends to find out more about this and how to continue the Tara Rokpa process for those who are interested.

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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