How to See Yourself As You Really Are

With Roy Sutherwood: October 2019

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.

Pease note, those who attended the retreat requested their voices didn’t appear on the recordings so they have been removed. Therefore, only Roy’s answers appear during the discussions but we hope you will still be able to follow and benefit from his knowledge.

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Seven: Meditation
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Ten: Teaching
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Eleven: Meditation & Teaching
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Twelve: Teaching
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Thirteen: Teaching
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Fourteen: Meditation
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Fifteen: Teaching
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Sixteen: Teaching
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Seventeen: Meditation
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Eighteen: Teaching
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Twenty: Teaching & Meditation
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Twenty One: Teaching & Meditation
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Twenty Two: Teaching
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Twenty Three: Teaching & Meditation
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Twenty Four: Teaching & Meditation
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Twenty Five: Discussion
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Twenty Six: Teaching
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Twenty Seven: Teaching
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Twenty Eight: Teaching
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Twenty Nine: Discussion
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Thirty: Discussion
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Thirty One: Discussion Continued
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Thirty Two: Discussion
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Thirty Three: Discussion
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Thirty Four: Meditation & Discussion
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Thirty Five: Discussion
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