Eight Steps to happiness

A retreat on eight verses of training the mind

Course info

Eight Steps to happiness retreat

January 8th – 13th


This retreat will be a fantastic way to start your year by filling your heart with positive thoughts, good intentions, and Buddhist wisdom. By following a series of step by step meditations it will give you the opportunity to connect with your own potential for inner peace and happiness and equip you with special practical methods for keeping a happy & positive mind for the year ahead.

The focus of the retreat will be one of Buddhism’s best loved teachings ‘Eight Verses of Training The Mind’ by the famous Buddhist meditator Geshe Langri Tangpa. These eight verses reveal powerful meditations that awaken our potential for loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom. They also teach us how we can transform lifes’ difficulties into powerful spiritual insights and in a way that enables us to remain calm and positive in the face of adversity – a skill we all need to develop.

TEACHER

Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Thekchen has been practising and teaching Buddhist meditation for over 25 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.

Schedule

Friday 8th:
7.30pm – 8.45pm: introduction to retreat.

Saturday 9th 

9.00am – 10.15am: Guided retreat session

11.30am – 12.30pm: Guided retreat session

4pm – 5pm: Guided retreat session

7pm – 8.15pm: Guided retreat session (includes Q&A)

Sunday 10

9.00am – 10.15am: Guided retreat session

11.30am – 12.30pm: Guided retreat session

4pm – 5pm: Guided retreat session

7-9pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide (chanted prayers with food offerings)

Mon 11 – Wednesday 13:

9.00am – 10.15am: Guided retreat session

11.30am – 12.30pm: Guided retreat session

4pm – 5pm: Guided retreat session

7pm – 8.15pm: Guided retreat session (includes Q&A)

 

BOOKING

When you sign up, you will receive an email with the links to the live retreat sessions. After each session is finished you can use the same links to access the recording of the class which will remain valid for 7 days.
If you don’t receive an email, please check in your junk box as it may have landed there!

Easy event access: As of December the way to access our courses will be slightly different and much more simple.
You will have 2 ways to access.
  • You can access via the confirmation email you received with your booking.  Easy links will be listed in the additional information section.
  • You will receive a reminder one hour before the event and this reminder will include easy links to the event

    Whole Retreat | January Friday 8 – Wednesday 13 | £40

    Weekend only, Friday 8 – Sunday 10 | £25