Date: Friday 1st until Sunday 3rd March

Retreat Leaders: Martin Kerrigan & Sara Szwer

Requirements: Suitable for beginners and those who wish to deepen their understanding and practice.

Cost: Generosity ModelDonation only (via the donation form at the bottom of the page; no set amount)

Format: Onsite & Online.

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About the Teacher

Martin has been studying and practising Tibetan Buddhism since 1994, initially under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering. He also worked in India in 1999 with Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche helping to organise a worldwide teaching tour.

He tutored the Foundation of Buddhist Thought correspondence course for Jamyang London for many years. He has been an FPMT registered teacher since 2012, initially for the Foundation of Buddhist Thought, and for Discovering Buddhism since 2015. He is also registered to teach the in-depth FPMT Basic Programme

He has taught at Jamyang Bath, Saraswati and Land of Joy, a range of courses and retreats including Discovering Buddhism, Vajrasattva, thought transformation and practical Buddhist psychology. He was also invited to give teachings in Turkey in 2019 on behalf of FPMT. He particularly enjoys helping to make Lam Rim accessible and practical in everyday life.

He currently lives in rural Herefordshire with his wife Sara, working to provide music therapy in local care homes, hospitals and community centres.

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