Saturday 9 May | 10.00am – 3.30pm
Meditation Retreat for Thriving in Difficult Situations with Jampel Centre’s Teacher James Baskerville
(The links will be available for 48h)
What’s wrong with things going wrong? Misfortune, uncertainty and conflict are entirely normal, they are to be expected at some point in all of our lives. Since difficult circumstances are inevitable it is good to explore why we dread and inwardly reject them when they arise?
When we look back at hardships and challenges that we have experienced in the past we can come to regard them as a training, conditions that made us the better, more resilient and kinder person that we are today.
Since adverse conditions are inevitable & even useful can we not learn to welcome them, in real-time, as opportunities for growth? It is understood by meditators of the past and present that the ability to reframe adverse conditions in this way leads to a deep inner calm and a mental resilience that cannot be disturbed by anything!
In this on-line live streamed day retreat James will give some practical explanation and guide three meditation sessions from the ancient tradition of training the mind ( Lojong in Tibetan). The companion book for this retreat will be Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. You are welcome to read ahead but this is not essential.
This teachings will be streamed online at 10.00AM, but if you are not able to watch at that time the file will remain accessible for 48 hours.
All the meditation classes and events are available to the people of Kent and East Sussex area, to find your local centre please visit: kadampa.org
Please Note: You’ll find the webinar link for this course on the confirmation order of your booking on the ‘Additional Information’ section at the bottom.
The meditation will be guided by James Baskerville, Resident Teacher at Jampel Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
James has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats, including silent retreat. He is especially known for his clarity, humour and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings.
Session 1 | 10.00 – 11.15pm
Tea Break | 11.15 – 11.45pm
session 2 | 11.45pm – 1.00pm
LUNCH| 1.00pm – 2.30pm
SESSION 3| 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Cost & Booking
This retreat is open to everyone. Each session includes guided meditation, a talk and a chance to ask questions.
Our classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful.
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.