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This is already publicity for the second Day Retreat of 2021!
We now have our day retreats using the Zoom platform. It is working well, and it feels surprisingly similar to our day retreats at Helios. People can join in with the discussions almost as easily as when we are all together in the same room. With practice, it will get better and better. The advantage is that people can join our day retreats from all over the world!
We had a great day Retreat with Lama Wangmo and Dirk, where we revisited some of the profound and inspiring teachings by Ringu Tulku during his recent online winter retreat (on the Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra). Ringu Tulku's Winter retreat was rich in content; it provided much material for reflection and practice.
We are very fortunate to have established a good relationship with an experienced, warm teacher like Lama Wangmo, and hope to do many more day retreats with her.
We are fortunate that Dr Steve Todd, one of our sangha members, can present a Day Retreat to us..
He has been a practising Buddhist since 1994. He is also part of the Drukpa Kargyud sangha in the UK and has attended many short retreats and pilgrmages.
He studied for his High Energy Particle Theory (a branch of quantum physics) Ph.D. at Royal Hollow, University of London and completed in 1996.
A lot of people seem to be very interested to know if modern Science and specifically Quantum Mechanics is saying something similar to core Buddhist teachings on Emptiness.
We asked Steve to facilitate this day retreat to look into this topic and what benefit some understanding of Quantum Mechanics could have for our practice.
He will be talking about what Quantum Mechanics is and what it isn’t, debunking some of the popular misconceptions and exploring the extent to which Quantum Mechanics might be pointing in a similar direction as Buddhist teachings. We will also see how some of the philosophical questions that have been tackled by Buddhist philosophers over millennia are also challenges for current Physicists.
There will be plenty of opportunities for reflection and meditation throughout the day as we work opening up to how little our ordinary experience helps us understand how the universe behaves at the level of the tiniest particles.
About London’s Day Retreats
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.
The day retreat will be very much like our day retreats at Helios, but we will use the “Zoom” platform. We will have a talk, discussions and meditation sessions. We will also have tea breaks and lunch break. Let’s see how this turns out! We already doing something like this for the Thursday evening group. Please join us!
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/…
Meeting ID: 325 545 986
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Donations for this day retreat are voluntary and can be paid into the Bodhicharya London bank account or via Paypal.
Account Name: Bodhicharya London
Bank: Co-operative Bank
Account Number: 65185203
Bank Sort Code: 08-92-99
IBAN: GB04 CPBK 089299 65185203
BIC: CPBK GB 22
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