5:00pm Wishfulfilling Jewel
7:00pm Prayers for World Peace
8:00pm Bring and share (desserts)
11:00am Wishfulfilling Jewel
1:00pm Christmas Lunch (£10)
4:00pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide
6:00pm Tsog and Supper
7:00pm Movie: The Life of Buddha
New Year Course: With the empowerment of Amitayus
Dec 29 – Jan 1
MAKING THE MOST OF OUR LIFE
Join us for this New Year Course and Retreat to pause and reflect on how to make the most of your life. Spend three days in a beautiful and peaceful environment with teachings and guided meditations by the Buddhist monk and international Kadampa teacher, Gen Kelsang Togden. This is a meaningful way to spend your New Year: 29th Dec 2017 – 1 Jan 2018. This course starts with an introduction on Friday evening and finishes at lunchtime on Monday (New Year’s Day).
We know that there is nothing more important to us than our life. In Buddhism, there is a Buddha who protects our long life, wisdom and good fortune. This is Buddha Amitayus. During this event we will receive an empowerment — the special blessings from Buddha Amitayus — to strengthen our life force so that we can enjoy a long life, and increase our inner wealth and our inner wisdom so that we can use our life in the most beneficial way.
There will be a special New Year Celebration on New Year’s Eve included in this course to see in the New Year with candle-lit midnight prayers in the magical setting of Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre in Pocklington (near York).
Everyone is welcome! You don’t need to have experience of meditation to enjoy the benefits of this special course and retreat.
Fri 29 Dec
7:30-9pm Introduction (Gen Togden)
Sat 30 Dec
9-9:45am Meditation (K. Chogma)
11am-1pm Amitayus Empowerment (Gen Togden)
4:30-6pm Commentary 1 (Gen Togden)
7:30-8:45 Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sun 31 Dec
9-10am Amitayus Practice (K. Chogma)
11am-12:30pm Commentary 2 (Gen Togden)
3-4pm Amitayus Practice (K. Chogma)
4:30-6pm High Tea (in the Cafe)
8pm-12:15am New Year’s Eve Celebration
Mon 1 Jan
11:30am-1pm Making the Most of our Life (Gen Togden)
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Every New Year’s Eve people from all walks of life gather at Madhyamaka KMC to reflect on the past year and make positive and meaningful decisions for the year to come. The evening usually consists of teetotal punch and snacks on arrival, a short talk and guided meditation led by the Resident Teacher, a magnificent vegetarian hot and cold buffet, and candle-lit prayers to see in the new year.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
8pm Hot punch
8:30 – 9:45pm Buffet
9:45 – 10:30pm Teaching
10:30 – 11pm Refreshments
11pm – 12:15am Guided meditation and candle-lit midnight prayers