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

 

 

Celebrating Buddha’s Enlightenment

Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice

7th-9th April 2017

We celebrate Buddha’s attainment of enlightenment every year with a unique and most beautiful retreat. You are welcome to join us for one or both days.
This special fasting and purification practice is done in conjunction with beautiful prayers to 11-faced Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion. Through this practice we purify negativity and improve our experience of inner peace, love, and compassion.

Please note: you must take the precepts each day in order to attend the other sessions.

Friday 7 April

7pm Introduction

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 April

6.30am Mahayana Precepts (please note: you must take the precepts each day in order to attend the other sessions.)

session times (using Drop of Essential Nectar): 7am, 11am, 4pm

 

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