Details:

Date: 19th-22nd March

Retreat Leader: Martin Kerrigan

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 19th and finish at 12:30pm on the 22nd March.

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

Why do we suffer? How can we change things for the better? Our ability to control external reality is very limited but we can definitely change the way we react to it. During this retreat, through a combination of meditation and discussion, we will be looking at the practical application of Buddhist Psychology, and how we can utilise this, both for or own benefit, and to put us in a better position to help others.

We will be exploring ways of dealing with the kinds of problems and difficulties that we all experience from day to day, and how we can use such situations in a positive way to help us develop and fulfil the incredible potential that lies within each and every one of us through the gradual transformation of our thoughts and emotions.

“When your mind is narrow, small things easily agitate you. Make your mind an ocean.” – Lama Yeshe.

An Idea of What to Expect

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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.

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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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