16th & 17th September with Beth Halford
Buddhism in a Nutshell is a well-structured FPMT Introductory programme, incorporating opportunities for group discussions and individual inner reflections on our spiritual inclinations and interests. Whether you already know something about buddhism or not, this course will provide you with ways to reflect on how to improve your life and purpose by giving you a gentle introduction to buddhism in the Tibetan tradition.
It presents the perspective of Tibetan buddhism as a way to personally reflect on your motivations in life, rather than as an intellectual study.
The retreat begins at 9am on the Saturday morning and ends at 5pm on the Sunday. You are welcome to arrive on the Friday evening and leave on the Sunday morning if you are travelling a longer distance to reach us.
Those under 16 years of age are welcome to join the retreat if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Beth first discovered Tibetan Buddhism at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India in 2012 when volunteering there as a Physiotherapist. Since then, she has received many teachings from Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, as well as attending a number of retreats including the one month November course at Kopan Monastery and her own personal retreat in a remote village in the Nepal Himalayas.
She has chosen to commit her life to offering service to Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, recently helping at Root Institute and now committed to assisting Land of Joy on a long-term basis.
She is passionate about introducing people to Buddhism in an accessible and gentle way through integrating her own stories of how buddhism has helped her lead a happier life into sessions on different buddhist topics, encouraging others to consider how applying the topics to their own lives could also help them.