Urban Retreat with Alan – 17-20 January, 2011

Grahamstown Samye Dharma Study Group

Urban Retreat with Alan Muller

In the urban retreat we don’t go somewhere special and sit quietly for long periods of time, but rather integrate various practices into our normal lives in a structured, specific way. The aim is to live more constructively – to be more relaxed, mindful and kind.

Practices such as mini-relaxations, mindful walking, daily reflections and meditations are sequentially introduced over the retreat.

Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 19:00-20:30 Urban Retreat, Part One

Wednesday, 20 January, 2011 19:00-20:30 Urban Retreat Part Two

Thursday, 21 January, 2011 19:00-20:30 Reflections

(For the third session, Alan will recount some of his personal reflections on going on long retreat, meetings with lamas and anecdotes from the lives of the lineage holders.)

Alan Muller has done a one-year closed retreat under the guidance of Lama Yeshe Rinpoche at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. During this period he took novice monks vows. Alan remained a novice monk for six years and now presents courses and retreats as a layperson. He has received teachings and instructions from high Lamas both in Scotland and India.

Cost: R40 per session, R100 for all three.

Nobody will be turned away for not paying, but we suggest R40 per session (or R100 for all three), in order to help cover the costs of Alan’s transport. It is possible to only do any one of the sessions and not the others. In the Buddhist tradition, Alan is not charging for his teachings, but should you wish to support his practice further you may donate dana (a box will be provided for anonymous donations.)

All sessions will be held at 9 Mount Road, Longleat (see below for directions.)

For more info call Anton: 0823243048, mnrkrueger@gmail.com

The Grahamstown Samye Dharma group meets at Longleat every Tuesday at 18:00 for a thirty minute meditation practise. Occasionally, weekend meditation retreats are offered with visiting teachers. If you wish to be on our mailing list please send your address to:

Jane Burt – jane.realife@gmail.com

(Alan will also be offering Nöngdro training in PE and Grahamstown on Sunday 15 January and on Saturday and Sunday, 22 and 23 January. Contact Anton or Jane for more details.)

Directions to Longleat:

1. Driving from the N2 into Grahamstown, continue alongBeaufort Street until you reach a set of traffic lights on Hill street.

2. Turn right into Hill Street.

3. Take the third left into Lawrence street

4. Turn immediately right into Cathcart street.

5. Go right to the top of Cathcart street and turn right (there’s a sign saying it’s a one way street, but don’t be confused).

6. The road runs through a farm gate into the property: 9 Mount Road or Longleat.