Date: 24th October – 31st October 2020

Retreat Leader: Roy Sutherwood

Requirements: Suitable for everyone

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

Start and Finish times: The retreat will start with supper at 6pm on the 24th October and finish at 2pm on 31st October. People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after if travelling long distances.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, double 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

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 the Teacher

How to See Yourself as You Really Are

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.