Four Foundations Practice Retreat

7:00pm 21 March 2020 - 12:30pm 29 March 2020

Cost: ÂŁ0.00

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 retreat please select 'Purelands' as your accommodation. If you wish to arrive earlier or leave later than the dates of the retreat, please make separate bookings for the extra nights in Samye Ling accommodation.  

A week-long retreat  for all those who have already started the four foundations or who are seriously interested in starting.

There will be the opportunity to practice together doing sessions consisting of the Four Ordinary sessions, prostrations and Dorje Sempa.

Ani Semchi will explain about the practices and give the opportunity to clarify doubts with question and answer sessions

It is advisable for participants to have already formally taken Refuge.

The retreat begins at 7pm on Saturday 21st March and finishes at lunchtime on Sunday 29th March 2020.

There is no fee for this retreat 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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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