Becoming the Seer August 2024

This course is now closed

7:00pm 02 August 2024 - 12:30pm 05 August 2024

Cost: £100.00

Venue: Samye Ling

*THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED* - waiting list only

This longer weekend retreat (Friday to Monday) offers the possibility of recovery, renewal and regeneration. Using a variety of traditional yoga preparations and practices we will learn how recognising awareness and simply being offers us the opportunity to let go of busyness, return to centre and start afresh.

There will be an even balance of breath work, movement, relaxation and meditation. This retreat is open to everyone so the posture work is slow and gentle and therefore suitable for complete beginners and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised;

Breath work:  breath awareness, abdominal breathing, viloma, full yogic breath, alternate nostril breathing and ujjayi pranayama.

Movement:  joint releasing sequences, spinal movements, hip opening series, back and abdominal strengthening.


Yoga nidra -a withdrawal of the senses leading to deep relaxation and conscious sleep

Yoga nyasa - directed awareness synchronised with breath


Kaya sthairyam - body stillness

Antar mouna – the practice of inner silence

Ajapa japa - mantra synchronised with breath

Chidekasha dharana - awareness of the mind space.

Complete beginners as well as more experienced practitioners and teachers are all welcome.

The course begins after supper at 7pm on the Friday. Saturday and Sunday sessions will be 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm with breaks. Monday will be 10.00 am to 12.30 pm with a break and the course finishing in time for lunch.


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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