We are a Buddhist group which provides
teachings & practice in meditation & Buddhism.
Our January Day Retreat with Steve Todd, when he talked about “The Eight Worldly Concerns”, was an inspiring, transformative experience for everybody. Thanks for that, Steve! Please come again.
“Right View is the correct way of seeing things. This is considered to be the most important element of practice, since the basic problem to be solved comes from a wrong view, a perverted and distorted perception of reality. To get rid of our wrong views and attitudes is therefore the most fundamental issue in Buddhism. This does not mean we should to try to adopt a ‘Buddhist’ way of seeing things. Rather, we should try to find out how things really are. Toward that end, an intellectual understanding is helpful, but it is not sufficient by itself. What needs to be developed is the right view in terms of direct and genuine experience.”
— Ringu Tulku Rinpoche: “Daring Steps Towards Fearlessness - The Three Vehicles of Buddhism”
The whole of the Buddhist path is about gaining Wisdom. The Noble Eightfold Path set out by the Buddha, indicates the way towards Enlightenment and begins with “Right View”. When we start out on the path, our view is still imperfect and without investigation it could lead us astray unwittingly. Ultimately, we achieve Right View when we gain Enlightenment. Until then, we continuously refine our view, our understanding and wisdom through study, reflection and meditation. We use the realisation of the Buddha and Masters to guide us to see for ourselves how it is, step by step.
This day retreat will provide the space and opportunity for everyone to explore and refine their view in order to bring more clarity on the journey ahead.
Bodhicharya London is under the guidance of Ringu Tulku. We have been doing stimulating monthly day retreats at the Helios Centre for some time now. Some meditation sessions will be guided.
We do a number of meditation sessions interspersed with the discussions and breaks for lunch, tea and biscuits. By the end of the day, we will have done about three hours of meditation in total. Beginners are very welcome.
HELIOS, 116 Judd Street WC1H 9NS, near St. Pancras Station; map
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The suggested voluntary donation is £20 for the day and the venue. If you can’t afford it, you can give a smaller amount (just mention this to the group guide). We have two optional additional collections. One collection is for either Ringu Tulku or the Rigul Trust, and one for the retreat guide.
We usually have lunch nearby for about £6, if you would like to join us.
We are saving money for future projects (for example our visiting teachers), so if you give more, it helps us fund these. You can also become a member, or make an additional donation on the the day or direct to our bank account.
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