Date: 13th – 14th November

Retreat Leader: Ray Furminger

Requirements: It is recommended those who attend have at least a good understanding of the basic principles of Tibetan Buddhism

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (via the donation form at the bottom of the page; no suggested amount).

Format: This will be offered as an online course via Zoom.

Start and Finish times: 

Saturday 13th November: First session: 10:00am to 12noon (British Standard Time) Second session: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday 14th November: First session: 10:00am to 12noon (British Standard Time) Second session: 2:00pm to 4:00pm


About the Weekend

In the Vajrayana vehicle of Tibetan Buddhism the mandala is used to represent the totality of our universal experience. Different types of mandalas are constructed both externally as paintings and so forth and internally by practitioners during meditation. In this weekend course, Ray will share some of his knowledge of the subject gained over many years both as a practitioner and as a thangka painter in order to help you gain a deeper understanding of the symbolism of the mandala, how this can be inter-connected with all levels of your practice and how you can use this in your daily lives.

To get the most out of this course it is recommended that students have at least a good understanding of the basic principles of Tibetan Buddhism but it is not necessary to have tantric initiation.

About the Leader

Ray has been trying to practice the dharma for over forty years and has spent more than thirty years painting thangkas and making holy objects which he studied under master artist Andy Weber. He has been teaching thangka painting, symbolism and iconography for many years and is also currently the main cook at Land of Joy.

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