Advanced Retreats

The following group retreats can be attended for just a day, the weekend or the whole week and are an ideal next step after attending a beginner’s weekend and drop-in classes. Meditating and praying in a group is very powerful and creates a very positive energy.

These group retreats are ideal for those with some experience of meditation and/or Buddhist practices who wish to gain a deeper level of practice. If you are unable to attend any guided sessions and are unfamiliar with the practices then please contact epc@madhyamaka.org before booking one of these retreats.

To book a place on any of these group retreats, or for more information, please email info@madhyamaka.org

Weekend course followed by a week long  Refuge Retreat

17th-24th February

Refuge is seeking protection from the stress and strains of daily life. By practising Buddha’s teachings, through contemplation and meditation, we can develop deeply peaceful minds. This guards us from imbalanced thoughts and actions which might bring harm to ourselves and others, the consequences of which can be far reaching.

In this way we gain a real place of refuge in our heart, by relying on Buddha, relying on his teachings, and relying on Sangha, our spiritual friends. This is the gateway to Buddhist practice.

Gen Kelsang Rigma is the Resident Teacher of Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Hull. Teaching and practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 30 years, Gen Rigma is valued in her formal capacity as a teacher, and also as a spiritual friend. She brings a wealth of experience to her teachings; we are very fortunate to have her teaching this weekend course.

 

 

Celebrating Buddha’s Enlightenment

Nyungne Purification and Fasting Retreat

7th-19th April 2017

We celebrate this day with a very special 2-day retreat. You are welcome to join us for one or both days.

The retreat is a two day fasting and purification practice done in conjunction with beautiful prayers to 1,000 Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is the traditional way to celebrate Buddha’s Enlightenment Day, called Nyungay in Tibetan.

 

Guru Yoga and Mandala Offerings Retreat

7th-14th july 2017

16th-27th October

Accumulate positive mental energy and receive the inspiration essential for our spiritual progress. This retreat consists of reciting prayers, making mandala offerings and meditating on Guru Yoga; a way to receive powerful blessings from all the Buddhas through our Spiritual Guide.

The retreat will be unguided.

 Lamrim Retreat

21st-27th August 2017

The stages of the path to enlightenment, or Lamrim in Tibetan, is the backbone of Kadampa Buddhism.

Lamrim is a special set of instructions that includes all the essential teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni arranged in such a way that all his Hinayana and Mahayana teachings can be put into practice in a single meditation session.

It was compiled by the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha, who was invited to Tibet by King Jangchub Ö in AD 1042, and who spent the rest of his life there spreading pure Dharma.

 

 

purifying-our-mind-cardPurifying our Mind

 10th-17th december 2017

Purifying the Mind

**previous retreat schedule**

Vajrasattva Retreat

Unguided retreat. All sessions in the Protector Room

8am – 9:30am

11am – 12:30pm

4:30pm – 6pm

7:30pm – 9pm