Retreats

There are few better ways to give ourselves a break from routine and rethink our priorities than by taking part in a meditation retreat. On retreat we stop all forms of ‘busyness’ and everyday activity in order to focus deeply on a specific spiritual theme or practice. Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre offers retreats that range in length from half a day to a full weekend, and are suited to different levels of experience. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced practitioner, please feel welcome to join us for one of our in-house or country retreats.

 

For more information please press on the retreat links below.

 

Dec
20
Thu
Purification Retreat (unguided)
Dec 20 – Dec 23 all-day

“One of the greatest gifts of Dharma is that it teaches us how to purify our past non-virtues.”

Sessions will be unguided, consisting of chanted prayers and a period of silent meditation. The retreat will be of most benefit to those with some prior knowledge of Buddha’s teachings on purification.

session 1:      9:00 – 10:15 am

session 2:     11:00 – 12:15 am

session 3:      2:15 – 3:30 pm

session 4:      4:15  – 5:30 pm

 

 

Donations welcome.

 

Dec
31
Mon
New Year Celebration @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Dec 31 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

Turning Your Life in the Direction of Happiness

December 31, 9:00 pm

A talk and meditation with Gen Suma.  Start the New Year in the way you mean to continue it…with a peaceful, positive mind and a loving heart.


Making Our Wishes Come True: 24-hour Tara Chanting Retreat

Dec 31:11:00 pm

Jan 1:… 3:00 am, 7:00 am, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm

A beautiful way to begin the New Year!  We will chant prayers and recite mantras to Buddha Arya Tara, the ‘Swift Rescuer’, using the sadhana Liberation from Sorrow. It is taught that when we turn to Arya Tara in prayer we create the causes for our good fortune to “increase like a waxing moon”.

No special experience is needed to attend – just come with a mind sincerely wishing for a better year ahead … and a better world.

Join us for any of the sessions. Each session is 50 minutes long.  

Jan
6
Sun
Conscientiousness: A Day Retreat @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

with Gen Kelsang Suma

What is conscientiousness?   It is the part of our mind that cherishes what is virtuous, and whose job is to guard the mind from delusion and non-virtue. . On this day retreat we will meditate on conscientiousness, inspired by Shantideva’s advice from Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

Before becoming a Dharma practitioner, Geshe Ben Gungyal led a harmful life and his mind was filled with negativity. On hearing Buddha’s teachings, he resolved to keep a close watch over his mind, carefully examining all his thoughts with complete honesty. By conscientiously guarding his mind, this Tibetan of old grew to be a very pure and holy being.  “Why can we not do the same?” is a question our Teacher is asking us today.

This day retreat is most suitable for those who already have some experience of Buddha’s teachings. However, everyone is welcome to come.

Session 1…..9:30 – 10: 30 am

Session 2…..11:00 – 12 noon

Session 3…..2:00 – 3:00 pm

Session 4…..3:30 – 4:30 pm

The early Kadampas used to say that those who wish to lead a virtuous life need to do only two things: harm their delusions as much as possible and benefit others as much as possible.”  (Geshe Kelsang Gyatso)