Introduction to Tantra

With Mike Murray: 22nd – 23rd July 2023

Tantric Buddhism is a key part of Tibetan Buddhism. Used wisely, it can be a powerful tool to fully open our hearts and to set ourselves free from the hallucinations and superstitions that block us from expanding authentically into our true potential. Used unwisely, it can reinforce those very attitudes and behaviours that keep us repeating the same mistakes over and over again. This weekend we will cover both aspects.

This weekend we will gently explore some of the underlying ideas and key practices found in Buddhist Tantra in a “suck it and see” experimental experiential way. The sessions will be interactive with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Suitable for all but you will get more out of the weekend if you have at least some familiarity with the general flow of the Tibetan Buddhist way of developing your inner potential.

About Mike

Mike has studied Buddhism for nearly 40 years. He has been connected with Jamyang London Buddhist Centre for many years – as a student, as Spiritual Programme Coordinator, even as Director.

He is an FPMT registered teacher and is currently a teaching assistant on the FPMT Basic Programme at Jamyang London taught by Geshe Namdak and is studying with him. Mike is also a student of the previous resident teacher at Jamyang London, Geshe Tashi Tsering.

Since 2017 Mike has been looking after his mum, enabling her to die peacefully at home in Sept 2022, as she wished. Before that he gave up work to help his dad to fulfil his wish to die peacefully at home in June 2017.

Mike has deep knowledge of Buddhism in theory and in practice. His teaching style is informal, humorous and interactive.

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