Meditation / Events
Tonglen Meditation Day
Sun 5 May
10am - 4pm
The practice of giving and receiving, where we aspire to transform the suffering of others using a combination of visualisation, metta and the experience of the breath. Tonglen is the central practice within the larger framework of the Tibetan buddhist practice of lojong, the 7-point mind training, the gradual letting go of an ego-centred worldview in order to bring about the arising of the Bodhicitta, the complete turning of the heart and mind towards enlightenment.
Suitable for regular meditators, experienced in our two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana
Led by Jnanabhasa
£30 / £22Please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share
The Wisdom of Forgiveness – A Silent Day Retreat
Sun 9 June
10.15am for 10.30am – 4pm
Much of the turbulence we experience in our mind is due to an inability to forgive ourselves and others, or to let go of our high expectations. So we engage in a battle against how things actually are; in reality. Beneath this lack of forgiveness we are fine; not just fine but brilliant and worthy of a self-love which in its fullness embraces everyone and the whole world. Our practices today will be based on metta, gratitude, and forgiveness, and include led meditations, poetry and reflection.
Led by Vajraguptā
£30 / £22
Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share