Event: Weekend Retreat Online – Developing Compassion In These Times Dates: Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November Availability: One weeks playback Cost: £15 / free for members
Many of us have been ‘keeping ourselves to ourselves’, as the saying goes, in these unusual times. But our society, our world is all interconnected! Our sense that we are an independent, self-sufficient individual actually bears no relation to reality, for, in fact, we cannot exist without others and they in turn cannot exist without us!
Also, we all want the same, to be happy and free from suffering, but there is so much suffering in the world today! Many, many different types of suffering, and many different levels of suffering. Buddha taught that we can do something about this, but first we must develop heartfelt compassion.
On this retreat we will look at developing the minds of love and compassion. Then we will learn how to engage in a mind-training practice which was kept secret for many centuries. The actual practice is very easy, but it can produce profound results. Its called the practice of ‘taking and giving’.
Once a year in November, Amoghasiddhi KBC hosts an AWAY RETREAT within Norfolk at Whitwell Hall. We’ve been going there for the past 10 years. Those of you who have been will know how relaxing, but at the same time how powerful, a retreat can be. Session by session our experience of meditation deepens, one session building on another. This year we are offering the Retreat online, so you can attend and experience it from the comfort of your home!
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Yankyi is the Resident Teacher of Amoghasiddhi KBC. She has been studying and teaching Kadampa Buddhist meditations for over twenty-five years. She is loved for her gentle and joyful approach and her ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a clear and down to earth manner making them easy to practice.