Introduction to Buddhism Courses

Land of Joy offers a number of retreats and courses suitable for all levels of understanding including for those who are new to buddhist philosophy and the concepts it uses.

The following courses are a perfect way to be introduced to these concepts in a gentle and accessible way with plenty of opportunities for discussions and questions.

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 Venerable Robina: 19th-23rd February – Places Available

It’s a commonly held misconception that spiritual practice and activism conflict. In fact, the logical consequence of successful practice is action for the sake of others; it just naturally follows which brings optimism and confidence that every small action counts and the courage to never give up, no matter how difficult it is.

 

With Martin Kerrigan: 13th-16th March Places Available

This retreat will include an explanation of the mind and emotions as well as introducing meditations for working on individual emotions in order to transform the mind to work towards achieving genuine peace and happiness.

With Geshe Tenzin Namdak: 16th May – 21st May Places Available

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. This Retreat will give you the chance to develop a clearer view of how we create our own reality.

 

With Ven Mary Reavey: 29th May – 1st June Places Available

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 will help you develop this and more.

 

With Ven Mary Reavey: 8th-15th August Places Available

Have you attended Buddhist teachings and feel they could be useful for you but don’t know how to meditate on the subjects you’ve studied or how to apply them to your life? This retreat will answer these questions and more