Freedom and the Stream

July 29, 2010

Buddhist teachings speak the stream of becoming in which we are caught. That stream is an ever ending movement of grasping and suffering. It manifests in our daily life as an ongoing sense of anxiety, uncertainty, hope and fear and “Waiting for Godot”. However, according to the Buddha there is another way of being which is living in freedom out of the stream of time and becoming.In our retreat we will meditate, discuss and explore together these and other vital issues. Meditation will include simple sitting practices as well as some vajrayana visualizations.”
10 day course

ANI RINCHEN KHANDRO

The Twyn Community Centre, Caerphilly
(opposite the Post Office)

Saturday 5th April 10am – 4pm with a break for lunch
Sunday 6th April 9.30am – 1.30pm
Sunday 6th April 3pm – 4pm
last session after lunch at 17 Princes Avenue, Caerphilly

HEALTHY BODY PEACEFUL MIND
TAI CHI QIGONG & MEDITATION
Course Fee: £60

Ani Rinchen Khandro is a life ordained Buddhist nun who recently completed a three and a half year retreat. She is also an experienced practitioner of Tai Chi /Qigong, which she has taught since 1988. This course will use meditation in both movement and stillness. Relaxing and energising body and mind by alternating simple yet powerful Qigong exercises with sitting and walking meditations we learn to focus our physical and mental being into an integrated whole. With regular practice this will decrease stress, increase energy and lead to a healthy body and peaceful mind. Rinchen will present a series of Qigong exercises which direct healing and nourishing energy to all the major internal organs.
She will also teach a variety of meditation techniques which help to calm and clear the mind. There will also be time for questions and discussion. This course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothes.

ANI SEMCHI

July 29, 2008

Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th,
5.30pm – 9.00pm

DRAWING THE DEITY

Ani Semchi is a fully ordained Buddhist nun and has studied thanka painting for many years with master painter Sherab Palden Beru, and currently paints and teaches in Samye Ling and associated centres.
This course is an easy approach to drawing, which is suitable for anyone – no previous experience necessary. After this course you may never see Chenrezig in the same way again… Please bring a drawing pad (A4 or A3), pencil, sharpener, eraser, ruler and some coloured pencils.

4 evening sessions – £40 (£32 if paid in advance)

Gelong Karma Jiga
Gelong Karma Jiga

GELONG KARMA JIGA

Saturday 27th & 28th October 2007
Each day – 10.30 – 12noon / 1.30pm – 3pm
THREE YANAS OR LEVELS OF BUDDHIST PRACTICE
PART 1

The Twyn Community Centre
Caerphilly
(In the Visitor Centre Car Park opposite the castle)

Foundation, Altruism and Fruition
please book in advance if you would like a personal interview with Gelong Jiga
(interview start time 3pm)

ELONGMA ANI KUNZANG

June 29, 2008

Ani Kunzang is a fully ordained Buddhist nun, and has completed a four year closed retreat. She is particularly well versed in Tibetan Buddhist ritual, and will cover the chanting, ritual instruments and music of the Sadhana,
which is done regularly at the centre. She will also give further instructions on the playing of the musical instruments for the various Pujas done in KSDL.

GENERAL CHANTING AND MUSIC INSTRUCTIONS
Day: Monday
Date: 10th March 08
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Cardiff CF24 2LP

GENERAL CHANTING AND MUSIC INSTRUCTIONS
Day: Tuesday
Date: 11th March 08
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: 100 Moorland Road, Splott
Cardiff CF24 2LP

TIBETAN CLASS (Part 2)
Day: Wednesday
Date: 12th March 08
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: 100 Moorland Road, Splott
Cardiff CF24 2LP

GREEN TARA
(how to chant in the Palpung style, as well as play musical instruments – over 2 evenings)
Day: Thursday and Friday
Date: 13th & 14th March 08
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: 100 Moorland Road, Splott
Cardiff CF24 2LP

KONCHO CHIDU (Long Guru Rinpoche) : PART 2
instructions on how to do the practise
Day: Saturday
Date: 15th March 08
Time: 10pm – 4.00pm
Venue: 100 Moorland Road, Splott
Cardiff CF24 2LP

KONCHO CHIDU (Long Guru Rinpoche) : TSOK PUJA
(Preparation for TSOK puja will be in the morning – this will include Torma making and the Puja will be in the afternoon)

Day: Sunday
Date: 16th March 08
Time: 10pm – 4.00pm
Venue: 100 Moorland Road, Splott
Cardiff CF24 2LP

GREEN TARA TORMA MAKING

Sunday
6th April 08
time: 5.45 – 8.30

The Bodhisattava Project

July 29, 2007

Friday 3pm 1st June to 8pm Friday 8th June 2007

The Bodhisattva project is a essentially an open inquiry into and quest for love, beauty, and truth. The course, suitable for Buddhist and non Buddhists,
is grounded in the Mahayana tradition but also makes use of contemporary material from a variety of sources.Traditionally the bodhisattva is someone who serves the light at the centre of all beings.
He or she is committed to awakening to the most profound level reality while responding to the world through compassionate being and action.
The work on this path involves cutting through the deadening habits which obstruct awakening and as well as developing a radical optimism based on direct understanding rather than on naive wishful thinking. The aim is to constanly open to the actuality of our lives without rejecting that which is painful or unpleasant. In that way one can learn to live fully with a heart that is noble, affectionate and free of fear.

A list of what to bring and directions to Southerndown will be sent out by email once you have booked. To secure your place please send
£20 non-refundable deposit to 100 Moorland Road, Cardiff CF24 2LP

Spaces are limited – Please book early.
No single rooms available – 2-3 beds per room
People can come just for the day at £20.00 for the day (No accommodation)

Full Suggested Donation for retreat To be confirmed

Weekend Retreat – Meditation For All

Friday evening 8th June, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2007

In Southerndown, near Bridgend

AKONG RINPOCHE

February 15, 2007

Will be visiting Cardiff to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Samye Ling Monastery.

Travelling with monks and nuns from Samye Ling, Akong Rinpoche will arrive on 18th March 2007 and will be with us until the 21st.

The Venue is:
ST MICHAEL’S COLLEGE, Cardiff Road. Llandaff

This is the proposed Itinerary

DR AKONG TULKU RINPOCHE’S VISIT TO CARDIFF, WALES

PART OF SAMYE LING MONASTERY’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Please check the Interview List in the shrine room if you have booked an interview with Akong Rinpoche
Interviews will take place between 08.00 – 09.30am and 14.00 – 15.30 Monday and Tuesday

Please note: There is free parking in the car park in the shopping centre in Llandaff

19th MARCH 2007 – ST MICHAEL’S COLLEGE, LLANDAFF
08.00 TARA PUJA with Samye Ling Sangha 10.30 REFUGE CEREMONY FOLLOWED BY PRATIMOKSHA VOWS – Akong Tulku Rinpoche
12.30 LUNCH HOUR

13.00 Walk aroundThe Park with Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling Sangha

14.00 DHARMA FILM

15.00 CHENREZIG PUJA with Samye Ling Sangha
16.00 MEDICINE BUDDHA TALK – Gelong Karma Jiga
17.30 MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT – Akong Tulku Rinpoche

19.30 SUPPER – Infusion Restaurant, Bute Street, Cardiff Bay with Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling

Sangha (please make your own bookings 02920 488118)

DHARMA QUIZ (1st Prize – 1 crystal bead blessed by Dulmo Choje Rinpoche – entry £2)

20TH MARCH 2007 – ST MICHAEL’S COLLEGE, LLANDAFF

08.00 TARA PUJA Samye Ling Sangha
09.30 DHARMA FILM

11.15 WALK AROUND ROATH PARK LAKE with Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling Sangha
12.30 LUNCH HOUR
14.00 GURU RINPOCHE PUJA with Samye Ling Sangha 15.30 GREEN TARA TALK – Gelong Karma Jiga 17.30 GREEN TARA EMPOWERMENT – Akong Tulku Rinpoche
19.30 SUPPER – Infusion Restaurant, Bute Street, Cardiff Bay
with Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling Sangha (please make your own bookings 02920 488118)

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SUGGESTED DONATION FOR EMPOWERMENT/BLESSING : £10

SUGGESTED DONATION FOR PUJAS : £3

There will be a donation bowl for donations for Akong Rinpoche for interviews

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21st MARCH 2007

Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling Sangha leave

COST OF EMPOWERMENT/BLESSING: £10

COST FOR PUJAS : SUGGESTED DONATION: £3

There will be a donation bowl for donations for Akong Rinpoche for interviews

Please note:
There is free parking in the car park in the shopping centre in Llandaff