Details:

Date: 9th-16th January

Retreat Leader: Roy Sutherwood

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

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

Format: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we can currently only offer our group retreats via Zoom. This will continue until we are able to host them onsite once again. When this happens we hope to live stream the onsite retreats online so those who can’t make it to the centre can still join the retreat via Zoom. Therefore, please share how you would prefer to attend the retreat when you complete your booking form so we know how many people to expect on onsite if this becomes possible.

Start and Finish times: The retreat will begin at 7pm on the 9th January and finish at 12:30pm on the 16th January. People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after if staying onsite.

Accommodation: Shared 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

In the Tibetan tradition that will be presented in this course, one first concentrates on the clarity and awareness of the mind, a bit like a mirror becoming self-conscious, and then moves into a much deeper experience of freedom from our habitual patterns in which the mirror recognises its own emptiness.

This is a profound method to realise liberation and enlightenment. Like success in any venture, it depends upon following the steps laid out by those who have already realised it. 

From relative newcomers to Buddhist meditation to those very familiar with mahamudra, this retreat is a great opportunity to deepen your practice. Each day is broken into a series of short sessions, supported by daily gentle mindful exercises that enable one to maintain the quality of the experience without getting over-exhausted.

About the Teacher

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.

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As we don’t receive any subsidies from other organisations we rely solely on the kind generosity of others. If you would like to make a donation to help us cover our considerable monthly costs (including via an online bank transfer or postal cheque), please choose the amount you would like to offer using the form below (or enter a custom amount), click ‘Donate’, then choose a payment method and provide all the details we require to process your donation. Your generosity will help us continue to offer beneficial services to yourself and others.

You may also like to make a regular contribution to the centre by becoming a Branch of Joy. This kind of support gifts us a steady and ongoing income, which in turn provides the confidence and means for us to continue to flourish for many years to come.

Thank you and may you be happy.

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