We are a Buddhist group which provides
teachings & practice in meditation & Buddhism.
Using the Zoom platform 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. The advantage is that people can join our day retreats from all over the world!
We had a Day retreat with Dirk earlier in April which was a reminder of the rich and powerful teachings that Ringu Tulku presented during his online Winter retreat. Ringu Tulku discussed the key dzogchen text entitled “The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra”. It was a rich opportunity to refresh and deepen our understanding of the teachings and to put it into practice.
We are pleased and grateful that the insightful, popular teacher, Tenzin Peljor is able to return to us this month. He has been generous in his time with us. We are pleased that we can further benefit from the warm relationship that we have established with him over the last few years.
A Bodhisattva is a being who strives for full awakening.
The ethics of the Bodhisattvas, encapsulated as the Bodhisattva vows, serve as excellent guidelines which make the spiritual practitioner aware of the egoistic traits, the attachments and aversions, in their mind. The ethics of a bodhisattva are like a light that illuminates that which is hidden in the dark: the blind spots. Egoistic attitudes prevent or block spiritual growth and maturation.
By understanding the mind, the practitioner gains the power to gradually change it. Through an improved self-awareness, the practitioner gains a deeper understanding of how the mind functions. Equipped with the newly gained insights, the wholesome qualities can be further cultivated. The mind then becomes rich in positive qualities. One’s understanding gains in depth and wisdom.
The course will have two parts, part one on Saturday, 8 May and part two on Saturday, 12 June.
Audio recordings will be made available for those who cannot attend both day retreats.
There will be meditation and room for discussion.
Beginners are very welcome.
We have been doing stimulating monthly Day Retreats at the Helios Centre for many years. Since the pandemic, we have been conducting them online, where there have been well attended.
We have a main topic for the day and often invite guest speakers, who give talks and have open discussion groups. We have a number of meditation sessions interspersed with the discussions and breaks for lunch, tea and biscuits. Some meditation sessions will be guided. Beginners are very welcome.
The day retreat will be very much like our day retreats at Helios, but we will use the “Zoom” platform.
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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