Date: 11th – 18th January 2020

Retreat Leader: Roy Sutherwood

Requirements: Suitable for everyone

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

Start and Finish times: 7pm on the 11th to 2pm on the 18th. People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after if travelling long distances.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, twin and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

About the Retreat

Meditation on the nature of the mind is practised in all Buddhist traditions. 

In the Tibetan tradition that will be presented in this course, one first concentrates on the clarity and awareness of the mind, a bit like a mirror becoming self-conscious, and then moves into a much deeper experience of freedom from our habitual patterns in which the mirror recognises its own emptiness.

This is a profound method to realise liberation and enlightenment. Like success in any venture, it depends upon following the steps laid out by those who have already realised it. 

From relative newcomers to Buddhist meditation to those very familiar with mahamudra, this retreat is a great opportunity to deepen your practice. Each day is broken into a series of short sessions, supported by daily gentle mindful exercises that enable one to maintain the quality of the experience without getting over-exhausted.

There are opportunities to meet with Roy, the retreat leader, in order to obtain personal guidance and support with the practice.

This is the fifth Nature of Mind retreat led by Roy at Land of Joy. Feedback from previous years’ retreats has been extremely positive.

About the Teacher

Roy has been meditating for most of his life. A former Director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London and FPMT recognised teacher, Roy is highly qualified to lead this retreat, having studied under masters of Buddhist philosophy and meditation for many years. He leads the highly acclaimed Introduction to Buddhist Meditation programme at Jamyang London, the Tibetan Buddhism class at the Buddhist Society and is also a qualified teacher of Mindfulness techniques.