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Free Your Mind: Day Retreat with Gen Kelsang Gomchen (Kensington)

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27-33 Earls Ct Rd

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Free Your Mind

Day Retreat | 06 April 2019 | 10am - 4:30pm

Cost: £30

On retreat we step back from our normal busy lives so as to focus on a particular spiritual practice. This day retreat will focus on developing the joyful mind of renunciation or ‘definite emergence’ which is the gateway through which we enter the path to liberation.

“Without pure renunciation there is no way to pacify attachment to the pleasures of samsara. And since living beings are tightly bound by desire for samsara, begin by seeking renunciation.” – Je Tsongkhapa

Buddha taught that we are trapped in a mental prison called samsara – the cycle of lives controlled by delusions, such as uncontrolled desire. The first step to being able to free our self from this cycle of suffering is to develop a mind that deeply wishes for liberation. Like growing a lotus from mud, we will learn how we can confront the suffering of ordinary life and transform it into a powerful motivator to seek the pure and lasting peace of Nirvana or liberation.

We will be guided through several meditations that take us through recognizing our present situation, identifying the causes of our suffering and moving towards a solution.

Schedule:

10am – 11:30pm – Session One

12 – 1pm – Session Two

2:15 – 3pm – Q & A

3:30 – 4:30pm – Session Three

What will each session consist of?
Each session will include a combination of teachings and guided meditations with an opportunity to ask questions at the end and socialize with like-minded people during the break time.

Do I need to bring anything or wear anything special?
No. All sessions will take place on chairs but there are optional cushions if you prefer to sit cross-legged. You don’t need to bring anything else with you, but some people like to take notes during the session, so feel free to bring a paper and pen.

What if I’m new to this?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike. Our reception staff will happily recommend some follow on reading or classes after the course if you are interested.

More questions?
Contact info@kmclondon.org and someone will happily help you with your query.

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