The Next Step Courses
Our next step courses are aimed towards those who already have an understanding of buddhist concepts and philosophy and are ready to explore them in more depth. If you are new to buddhism and the terminology and ideas it uses you may find these courses are a little difficult to follow.
You may notice some of these are also classed as introductory courses. This is because some content is suitable for people who are new to Buddhism, but they also contain information that is a little more advanced and therefore also suitable to people looking to go a bit deeper with their understanding.
Please be aware retreats might be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the event due to lack of numbers or other reasons so please keep this in mind when booking transport.
With Martin Kerrigan: 1st-9th Dec – PLACES AVAILABLE
There is no negative action that cannot be purified. These negative imprints left in our mind-stream can be purified so that we don’t have to experience the suffering results that would otherwise come, and so we can clear this negative energy out of the way of our spiritual development.
With Roy Sutherwood: 2nd – 10th February – PLACES AVAILABLE
This retreat explores calm abiding (samatha) meditation on the clear nature of the mind and insight (vipassana) meditation on the empty nature of the mind with the context of the mahamudra (great seal) as practised in the paramitayana (sutra) system.
With Ven Mary: 30th March – 2nd April – PLACES AVAILABLE
This weekend will explore the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit, how to set up a meditation session, different meditation techniques, and how to deal with obstacles that might arise around our meditation.
With Steff Hill: 7th – 14th April – PLACES AVAILABLE
This retreat offers the wonderful opportunity to explore and practice the Medicine Buddha sadhana which acts as a powerful healing practice for body and mind as well as a method for developing shamatha and concentrated analysis.
With Mike Murray: 3rd – 6th August – PLACES AVAILABLE
How much do we know about our own mind and how it shapes our experience? Are we living to our fullest potential. This retreat will explore these questions and much more.
With Paula (Nyingje) Chichester: 15th – 24th September – PLACES AVAILABLE
This retreat will focus on the ‘Merging the Mind of the Guru with Chenrezig’ sadhana; using it to integrate the body/speech/mind into an experience of wholeness joy, light and acceptance and inner peace.