How to See Yourself as You Really Are

With Roy Sutherwood: 12th-15th December

This practical meditative retreat will provide new perspectives on the way that we cause harm to ourselves and others through acting out of misguided, exaggerated and fantasised ideas about human nature, existence, events and physical things. 

We will experience how our habitual, conditioned mind and senses deceive us, drawing us into unwise attachments, aversions and unskilful actions that can only come back to haunt us in the future.

Based upon a contemporary text by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, drawing on Buddhist wisdom and techniques refined in Tibetan monasteries for more than a thousand years, this retreat will include practical exercises and offer clear ways for you to assess your growth and personal development. 

Realising your true nature depends on having the courage to develop self-knowledge by following the steps presented, discussed and meditated upon in a contemporary manner while following a traditional sequence. These methods of love and insight working together like two wings of a bird, will enable you investigate and transform your attitudes, develop positive qualities and strive to realise enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.

About Roy 

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.

Resources

Here is the suggested schedule for those who will be following the retreat at home:

Schedule

Video & Audio Recordings of Zoom Sessions

Day 1

Session One

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Session Two

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Day 2

Session One

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Session Two

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Day 3

Session One

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Session Two

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Day 4

Session One

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Session Two

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