Ken Holmes is currently Director of Studies at Kagyu Samye Ling and is a world renowned scholar on Tibetan Buddhism. His life is spent teaching in the Samye Dzong Buddhist Centers established by the late Akong Tulku Rinpoche, in various countries, writing and translating dharma works. We are delighted to have Ken back for another […]
Retreat topic: “Voidness for Dummies” Click here for feedback on the retreat from Richard Maasdorp. Voidness (Emptiness) is as important a topic for Buddhists as “God” is for the religions of the Book. Understanding its meaning—whether it be basic non-ego or the Middle Way—is vital in each Buddhist tradition. Although the topic is profound in […]
Donal provided guided meditations for 2 practices: Tonglen – MP3 recording Chenrezig – MP3 recording Brenda Burrell gave a review of the retreat. Her notes are available here: PDF version Click here for more details on this retreat.
The Key to Tranquillity and a Life of Happiness is in the Understanding of your own Mind What is Mindfulness Meditation? Mindfulness meditation is the practice of skilled, non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. Most of us spend vital energy and mental activity focused in the past or the future. We lose touch with our […]
Closed Retreat restricted to practitioners on the 5 Year Insight course Insight training really frees the mind. The power of Insight exposes the hidden forces that secretly trap us in the mind states that prevent freedom and happiness. The notion of there being hidden forces in our minds may be novel because most people would […]
When: Thursday 16th – Sunday 20th September 2015 Where: Susurumba, Juliasdale, Nyanga Course Presenter: Dave Sheehan “The central question in our spiritual training is not how we avoid uncertainty and fear but how we relate to discomfort. How do we cope with difficulty, with our emotions, and with the unpredictable encounters of an ordinary day?” Pema Chodron The root […]