“See things as they are and react with wisdom and compassion.”
HH Dalai Lama
In the times we find ourselves, this can seem to be easier said than done. And yet, what, realistically, is the alternative? For the sake of our planet and its inhabitants, giving way to either cynicism or despair is not possible.
Renowned Buddhist author and teacher, Ven Sangye Khadro, explores what tools Buddhism can offer to lift our spirits, and to be a force for positive change in the world. These tools have been valued for more than two and a half thousand years, and still have much to offer anyone, Buddhist or not, religious or not, in the twenty first century. All very welcome.
Ven Sangye Khadro will lead us through two days of meditation and discussion on the nature of the mind. We will look at the everyday, relative nature of the mind, then delve deeper, to learn what Buddhism has to say about our ultimate nature – and our true potential. Hopefully, in the course of the retreat, we’ll begin to get a glimpse of what is possible, and be encouraged to develop our own practice.
Ven. Sangye Khadro was born Kathleen McDonald in California in 1952 and has been a Tibetan Buddhist nun since 1974. In the last four decades, she has been travelling around the world, teaching, studying and doing retreats. An inspiring role model and a wise counsel, Ven. Sangye Khadro is one of the foremost teachers of Buddhism in the West today. Her warm, gentle and unassuming manner of teaching paired with her ability to present the Dharma in a contemporary and personal way has been touching and transforming the hearts of spiritual seekers around the world.
Kathleen is also the author of the best-selling Dharma book ‘How to Meditate’, an excellent introduction and beautifully simple guide book on Buddhist meditation, and also ‘Awakening the Kind Heart: How to Meditate on Compassion’.