Nature of Mind – An Introduction to Sutra Mahamudra Practice 2017-10-16T15:34:34+00:00

26th January – 3rd February 2018 

Please note change of dates from those originally shown

With Roy Sutherwood

This retreat combines calm abiding (samatha) meditation on the clear nature of the mind with insight (vipassana) meditation on the empty nature of the mind in order to bring about the union of calm abiding and special insight in the mahamudra (great seal) as practised in the paramitayana (sutra) system. This is a profound method to realise emptiness and progress swiftly towards liberation and enlightenment.

For relative newcomers to buddhist meditation (e.g. those who have learned some mindfulness techniques) to those very familiar with mahamudra practice, this retreat is a great opportunity to deepen your practice. Each day is broken into a series of short sessions which enables one to make the necessary effort without getting over-exhausted.

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

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

Roy has been meditating for most of his life. Now at the time of retirement, having resigned from his most recent post as Director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, Roy is highly qualified to lead this retreat. He has studied under masters of Zen, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Madhyamika and Samatha, and for many years has led the highly acclaimed Introduction to Buddhist Meditation programme at Jamyang London, which he designed.

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