Details:

Date: 16th-21st May 2020

Retreat Leader: Geshe Tenzin Namdak

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

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

Start and Finish times: The retreat will begin at 7pm on the 16th and finish at 2pm on the 21st. 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: 16th-21st May

Retreat Leader: Geshe Tenzin Namdak

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

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

Start and Finish times: The workshop will begin at 7pm on the 16th and finish at 2pm on the 21st. 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 Retreat

Through understanding conventional reality, one comes to know how the ignorance of grasping at an inherent world gives rise to destructive emotions, producing the twelve links of suffering samsara. And by correctly analysing the ultimate reality, one generates the wisdom which eliminates this ignorance and leads one to the bliss of nirvana and enlightenment.

This retreat will also help us to develop a transformative way of perceiving and experiencing the world around us, how to face the struggles of everyday life in a more relaxed and realistic way, and how to generate compassion for others who face even more difficulties than us.

Geshe Namdak la will share his deep knowledge in a practical way with teachings, guided meditations and Q&A, offering a chance to develop a deeper understanding of the twelve links of dependent origination, Lam Rim and the two truths based on the works of Arya Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Wisdom and Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lam Rim.

About the Retreat

Through understanding conventional reality, one comes to know how the ignorance of grasping at an inherent world gives rise to destructive emotions, producing the twelve links of suffering
samsara. And by correctly analysing the ultimate reality, one generates the wisdom which eliminates this ignorance and leads one to the bliss of nirvana and enlightenment.

This retreat will also help us to develop a transformative way of perceiving and experiencing the world around us, how to face the struggles of everyday life in a more relaxed and realistic way, and how to generate compassion for others who face even more difficulties than us.

Geshe Namdak la will share his deep knowledge in a practical way with teachings, guided meditations and Q&A, offering a chance to develop a deeper understanding of the twelve links of dependent origination, Lam Rim and the two truths based on the works of Arya Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Wisdom and Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lam Rim.

About the Teacher

Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher after graduating in hydrology. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in The Netherlands in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so.

Geshe Namdak was a founding teacher of Sera Jey’s Translators Program and member of Sera Jey’s Education Department for six years, was one of the founding trustees and teachers of CKSL, a (FPMT) centre that teaches the Nalanda tradition of Buddhism, Bangalore, and the first director of Shedrup Sungdrel Ling, a house for western monks studying at Sera Jey, for fifteen years.

He has received a great number of teachings from His Holiness and many other highly respected teachers and lineage masters, has done many retreats and is an experienced teacher in practical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism that he teaches with great clarity and a good sense of humour.

Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches also at other centres in Europe and India.

About the Teacher

Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher after graduating in hydrology. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in The Netherlands in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so.

Geshe Namdak was a founding teacher of Sera Jey’s Translators Program and member of Sera Jey’s Education Department for six years, was one of the founding trustees and teachers of CKSL, a (FPMT) centre that teaches the Nalanda tradition of Buddhism, Bangalore, and the first director of Shedrup Sungdrel Ling, a house for western monks studying at Sera Jey, for fifteen years.

He has received a great number of teachings from His Holiness and many other highly respected teachers and lineage masters, has done many retreats and is an experienced teacher in practical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism that he teaches with great clarity and a good sense of humour.

Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches also at other centres in Europe and India.