Geshe Samten will also be in Bath on Wednesday 13th Feb to lead us in a simple meditation practice and to talk more informally about retreat. This will be a good opportunity to ask any questions about retreat or meditation practice in general.
Meditation lies at the heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Retreat, even short periods of it like one or two days, is essential to personal transformation on the Buddhist path enabling us to go deeper into our meditation practices to develop positive far reaching all encompassing attitudes and to face up to and deal with those mental patterns that we have that hinder rather rather than help us.
Geshe Samten is a tantric trained Kopan monk from Solu-khumbu in Nepal. He has completed many of his own retreats and is very experienced in practising tantra. He has been resident at Land of Joy, the FPMT UK Retreat Centre in Northumbria, since March 2018 helping with the ritual side of retreats such as making tormas and setting up fire pujas as well as sharing his knowledge with others.
“Retreat is, in a way, a quick fix. I often think of the nuns of Mother Teresa’s order: they’re not picking up the dead and dying all day long—half the day is spent in prayer. If one is everlastingly giving out without breathing in, one becomes stressed and burned out.”
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (From an interview in Tricycle magazine)
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