Details:

Date: 29th May – 1st June

Retreat Leader: Ven Mary Reavey

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (no suggested amount).

Start and Finish times: The retreat will begin at 7pm on the 29th and finish at 2pm on the 1st People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, twin and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

Details:

Date: 29th May – 1st June

Retreat Leader: Ven Mary Reavey

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (no suggested amount).

Start and Finish times: The retreat will begin at 7pm on the 29th and finish at 2pm on the 1st People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, twin and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

About the Weekend

Having a regular practice helps create a positive momentum in our lives, enabling us to develop our positive potential while living with a peaceful mind in daily life. This retreat offers the special opportunity to learn how to meditate at home through establishing a daily practice. This can help you to build on the knowledge and experience you may have from attending courses, retreat or doing independent study by turning knowledge into experience.

This retreat aims to help people be able to:

  • Practice analytical meditation on Lam-Rim at home on their own

  • Understand the meaning and purpose of the Six Preliminaries and how to perform them

  • Understand the importance of consistent daily practice

  • Understand how to do a mandala offer and its meaning

  • End the day with reflection and dedication

Details

Date: 29th May – 1st June

Retreat Leader: Ven Mary Reavey

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (no suggested amount).

Start and Finish times: The retreat will begin at 7pm on the 29th and finish at 2pm on the 1st People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, twin and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

About the Weekend

Having a regular practice helps create a positive momentum in our lives, enabling us to develop our positive potential while living with a peaceful mind in daily life. This retreat offers the special opportunity to learn how to meditate at home through establishing a daily practice. This can help you to build on the knowledge and experience you may have from attending courses, retreat or doing independent study by turning knowledge into experience.

This retreat aims to help people be able to:

  • Practice analytical meditation on Lam-Rim at home on their own

  • Understand the meaning and purpose of the Six Preliminaries and how to perform them

  • Understand the importance of consistent daily practice

  • Understand how to do a mandala offer and its meaning

  • End the day with reflection and dedication

A Discovering Buddhism Module

These teachings will follow the structure and content of the FPMT education program ‘Discovering Buddhism’. You are most welcome to attend these teachings whether you plan to follow the full course or not. If you are studying the course there will be the chance to complete the exam for this module.

This is a really wonderful course which provides accessible, rich explanations of the topics it covers, as well as helping people apply those explanations to their lives. Land of Joy will be very happy to support you with your study in any way we can.

A Discovering Buddhism Module

These teachings will follow the structure and content of the FPMT education program ‘Discovering Buddhism’. You are most welcome to attend these teachings whether you plan to follow the full course or not. If you are studying the course there will be the chance to complete the exam for this module.

This is a really wonderful course which provides accessible, rich explanations of the topics it covers, as well as helping people apply those explanations to their lives. Land of Joy will be very happy to support you with your study in any way we can.

About the Teacher

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Ven Mary was a staff nurse when she first encountered Buddhism at the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition’s mother monastery – Kopan – in Nepal in 1978. It was her love of adventure and trekking that led her to Kopan. Ven Mary attend a month long course taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa who emphasised the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.

A Discovering Buddhism Module

These teachings will follow the structure and content of the FPMT education program ‘Discovering Buddhism’. You are most welcome to attend these teachings whether you plan to follow the full course or not. If you are studying the course there will be the chance to complete the exam for this module.

This is a really wonderful course which provides accessible, rich explanations of the topics it covers, as well as helping people apply those explanations to their lives. Land of Joy will be very happy to support you with your study in any way we can.

About the Teacher

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Ven Mary was a staff nurse when she first encountered Buddhism at the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition’s mother monastery – Kopan – in Nepal in 1978. It was her love of adventure and trekking that led her to Kopan. Ven Mary attend a month long course taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa who emphasised the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.

A Discovering Buddhism Module

These teachings will follow the structure and content of the FPMT education program ‘Discovering Buddhism’. You are most welcome to attend these teachings whether you plan to follow the full course or not. If you are studying the course there will be the chance to complete the exam for this module.

This is a really wonderful course which provides accessible, rich explanations of the topics it covers, as well as helping people apply those explanations to their lives. Land of Joy will be very happy to support you with your study in any way we can.

About the Teacher

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Ven Mary was a staff nurse when she first encountered Buddhism at the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition’s mother monastery – Kopan – in Nepal in 1978. It was her love of adventure and trekking that led her to Kopan. Ven Mary attend a month long course taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa who emphasised the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.

In 2001 Ven Mary took ordination as a nun with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, then until 2012 taught meditation and Buddhist philosophy at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Buddhist centres in Preston, Liverpool and at Armley Prison, Dumfries Prison, Leeds General Infirmary, St James’ Hospital and Wheatfields Hospice where she held regular meditation sessions. Ven Mary went on to take full Bikshuni ordination in 2015

Over years Ven Mary has undertaken and led many meditation retreats. She completed a one year solitary retreat in 2014 and completes a three month personal retreat each year. She continues to regularly teach at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Jamyang Liverpool and in York.

Moreover, Ven Mary has recently moved to Jedburgh to be closer to Land of Joy.