Details:

Date: 29th February – 7th March 2020

Retreat Leader: Martin Kerrigan

Requirements: Everyone is welcome but must be happy to attend all sessions of the retreat whilst at Land of Joy and comfortable with Buddhist practice.

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

Start and Finish times: The retreat will start with supper at 6pm on the 29th and finish at 2pm on the 7th. People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after if travelling long distances. You can attend the whole retreat, or part of it. 

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, twin and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

Details:

Date: 29th February – 7th March 2019

Retreat Leader: Martin Kerrigan

Requirements: Everyone is welcome but must be happy to attend all sessions of the retreat whilst at Land of Joy and comfortable with Buddhist practice.

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

Start and Finish times: The retreat will start with supper at 6pm on the 29th and finish at 2pm on the 7th. People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after if travelling long distances. You can attend the whole retreat, or part of it. 

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, twin and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

About the Retreat

Why, when we sit down to meditate, does our mind wander helplessly here and there? Why is it so difficult to control the mind and attain realisations? Why do difficult and hurtful things happen to us and others?

We are distracted and effected by the negative energy of our delusions, our distorted conceptions and emotions, which have accumulated as a result of our previous negative actions.

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.

Especially powerful methods are those associated with the deity Vajrasattva and the Thirty Five Confession Buddhas. It is said to be as effective in burning away delusions and negative energy as is a great fire in burning away thousands of acres of forest.

Everyone is welcome, either for the whole retreat, or part of it. It will include explanation of both practices as well as the process of purification within an understanding of karma.

(It will also be very helpful for any Discovering Buddhism students who are working towards completing module fourteen of the programme)

About the Retreat

Why, when we sit down to meditate, does our mind wander helplessly here and there? Why is it so difficult to control the mind and attain realisations? Why do difficult and hurtful things happen to us and others?

We are distracted and effected by the negative energy of our delusions, our distorted conceptions and emotions, which have accumulated as a result of our previous negative actions.

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.

Especially powerful methods are those associated with the deity Vajrasattva and the Thirty Five Confession Buddhas. It is said to be as effective in burning away delusions and negative energy as is a great fire in burning away thousands of acres of forest.

Everyone is welcome, either for the whole retreat, or part of it. It will include explanation of both practices as well as the process of purification within an understanding of karma.

(It will also be very helpful for any Discovering Buddhism students who are working towards completing module fourteen of the programme)

About the Teacher

Martin has been meditating, studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years, mainly under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering at Jamyang London. 

He is an FPMT registered teacher and has taught for some years both Discovering Buddhism and Foundation of Buddhist Thought as well as a variety of other retreats and courses. 

He also tutored the Foundation of Buddhist Thought Correspondence Course for Jamyang London for 10 years and is currently studying the Basic Programme.

He is now living in South Wales where he and his wife Sara manage a National Trust property.

About the Teacher

Martin has been meditating, studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years, mainly under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering at Jamyang London. 

He is an FPMT registered teacher and has taught for some years both Discovering Buddhism and Foundation of Buddhist Thought as well as a variety of other retreats and courses. 

He also tutored the Foundation of Buddhist Thought Correspondence Course for Jamyang London for 10 years and is currently studying the Basic Programme.

He is now living in South Wales where he and his wife Sara manage a National Trust property.