Date: 8th – 12th August 2020

Retreat Leader: Ven Mary Reavey

Requirements: Beginners are welcome and encouraged, as well as more advanced students wanting to review the art and practice of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation.

Cost: Donation only (no set amount) see donation form below.

Start and Finish times: The online course will start at 10am on the 8th August and finish at 4pm on the 12th August. Please find the detailed schedule here.

About the Retreat

This is a perfect opportunity to learn or revisit the Tibetan Buddhist path of meditation.

You will have the opportunity to listen to teachings on analytical and single-pointed meditation incorporating posture, mental attitude and joy. To highlight the main points we will learn and practice the main steps of the Lam Rim meditations (Steps on the Path to Enlightenment) together.

Individual practice, Question & Answer and group discussions will be encouraged. As we are closed to the public this online course will consist of a mixture of live Zoom sessions and personal practice time.

Please click here for the detailed schedule.

About the Teacher

How to Develop the Art and Practice of Tibetan Meditation

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Ven Mary was a staff nurse when she first encountered Buddhism at the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition’s mother monastery – Kopan – in Nepal in 1978. It was her love of adventure and trekking that led her to Kopan. Ven Mary attend a month long course taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa who emphasised the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.

In 2001 Ven Mary took ordination as a nun with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, then until 2012 taught meditation and Buddhist philosophy at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Buddhist centres in Preston, Liverpool and at Armley Prison, Dumfries Prison, Leeds General Infirmary, St James’ Hospital and Wheatfields Hospice where she held regular meditation sessions. Ven Mary went on to take full Bikshuni ordination in 2015.

Over years Ven Mary has undertaken and led many meditation retreats. She completed a one year solitary retreat in 2014 and completes a three month personal retreat each year. She continues to regularly teach at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Jamyang Liverpool and in York.

Moreover, Ven Mary has recently moved to Jedburgh to be closer to Land of Joy.

A Way to Say Thank You

Please use the form below if you would like to make an offering to Land of Joy as a thank you for making these resources available. Any offering will be a big help and very gratefully received as the unexpected closure of the centre is having a big impact of our finances. However, we very much appreciate many people are experiencing economical and financial challenges during these unpredictable times and therefore might not be able to support us at the moment.

Thank you and may you be entirely happy.

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Donation Total: £30