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Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, our Abbot and spiritual guide recently announced the removal of course fees at Samye Ling for Dharma teachings, in honour of his brother Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Samye Dzong will be doing the same.
Alice was raised in a Buddhist family, her father being one of Akong Rinpoches very first students in the UK. This has led her to have a lifelong connection with Samye Ling and when she finished school she took a year out to do a Ngondro retreat. Since then, Alice has gone on to deepen her experience of the Dharma by completing a 4 year retreat and then a 3 year 3 month retreat, and now is the caretaker/cook on Holy Isle.
|Sunday, 21 Sep 2014||7 PM||Shrine Room|
|Sunday, 26 Oct 2014||7 PM||Shrine Room|
|Sunday, 30 Nov 2014||7 PM||Shrine Room|
Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty years all over the UK, as well as in Samye Dzong centres overseas. He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and has studied in Europe and India with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet. He also has a degree in western philosophy. He is co-editor of the books "Taming the Tiger"and "Restoring the Balance" by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He also has an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.
“Mind training” covers the whole path of Buddhism. It gives us guidance how to awaken our limitless potential of wisdom and compassion. These instructions can improve our quality of life. We cannot change the external world to fit in with our expectations but we can awaken an enlightened attitude whereby we see things in a different and more useful light. The journey will be “experience-based” using the meditation instructions like tong len to illuminate the teachings given. It would be preferable to commit to the whole seven teachings; one for each point but each day can be of “stand alone” value.
Over a year we will meet bi-monthly to deepen our understanding of this inspiring and wonderful text. The first day will about the foundations for the practice and five practical ways to maintain a meditation practice. Many of us may have come across parts of this teaching but this is a golden opportunity to go deeper and begin to understand the whole text. Clive recently completed delivering the whole text over a year with dharma practitioners in the lake district-they found it very helpful.
|Point 6||27 Sep 2014||10 AM||Shrine Room|
|Point 7||29 Nov 2014||10 AM||Shrine Room|
|Course Recap||To be confirmed|
Also known as the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind Toward Dharma, this course introduces the four most fundamental contemplations on becoming a Dharma practitioner.
This is a 4 session course with each approximately 8 weeks apart to allow time for study and contemplation of each thought or foundation before moving on to the next.
|1, Precious Human Birth||25 Oct 2014||10 AM||Shrine Room|
|2, Death and Impermanence||13 Dec 2014||10 AM||Shrine Room|
|3, Karma||To be confirmed|
|4, Shortcomings of Samsara||To be confirmed|
For further information on any courses, contact Larry Blance at email@example.com tel: 07979721940
To reserve a place for any course, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow is a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre and part of Rokpa Trust, an international organisation set up by Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche, co-founder of Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre at Eskdalemuir in the Borders. The Trust is active in the fields of education, health and spiritual development .. both here in Glasgow and across the world.
Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow is a place for everyone, where the overall aim is to provide support for any activities which are of benefit to the people of Glasgow. You can pay us a visit any weekday between 11am and 1pm. All that happens at KSD Glasgow is due entirely to the hard work and dedication of unpaid volunteer staff.