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

 

 

Guru Yoga and Mandala Offerings Retreat

**DATE CHANGE**

**23rd-29th 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.

 

 

Day

 

 

 

Session 1

9:00am-10:15

Session 2

11:30-12:45

Session 3

4:30-5:45

Session 4

7:00pm-8:15*

Monday

21st

 

 

Our precious human life Death and impermanence The danger of lower rebirth and refuge practice Actions and their effects Brief WFJ 2PM
Tuesday

22nd

 

 

Renunciation Renunciation Renunciation Renunciation Brief WFJ 2PM
Wednesday

23rd

 

 

 

Developing

Equanimity

Recognising all living beings as our mothers Remembering the kindness of others Equalising self and others Brief WFJ 2PM
Thursday

24th

Disadvantages of self cherishing The advantages of cherishing others Exchanging self with others Great compassion

 

Brief WFJ 2PM
Friday

25th

Taking Wishing love Giving

 

*OSG 7PM

 

Brief WFJ 2PM
Saturday

26th

 

 

Bodhichitta Tranquil abiding Tranquil abiding *WFJ with Tsog 7:30
Sunday

27th

Tranquil abiding Superior seeing Superior seeing Relying upon a Spiritual Guide Brief WFJ 2PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purifying 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