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Winter Updates and Save the dates for 2019!

Dear <<First Name>>,

We have some exciting news for you - two great Tibetan Buddhist Lamas, H.E Ling Rinpoche and H.E Dagri Rinpoche, have confirmed visits to Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds in 2019! Read on for details of dates, initiations and teaching topics. We are also waiting to hear if Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme (Khandro-la) will be coming to Leeds in August 2019. As soon as we have confirmation of that visit we will let you know the details. Wow, what a year ahead!

Ven. Robina Courtin is leading the 2019 Ackworth retreat based on Lama Thubten Yeshe's book called Mahamudra: How to Realise Our True Nature. The dates are Friday 12 April to Thursday 18 April 2019 - just before the Easter weekend. Bookings will open next week so don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn about mahamudra, “the universal reality of emptiness, of nonduality” and the principal points of the Buddhist path that are the prerequisite for hearing these instructions.

Coming back to this term at Jamyang Leeds... as the nights draw in we hope to encourage you out with good conversation and a gentle meditation at Mid-week Connect on Wednesday evenings. The festive season can be a challenge so discover tools and mindfulness techniques to keep your heart open and your mind relaxed on our Cultivating Compassion and Calm at Christmas workshop on Sat 1st December. And when it comes to new year's resolutions, rather than joining the gym next year, or taking up a new hobby, why not book onto our Compassionate Living Retreat to learn how to really take care of yourself and your mind and bring more balance and self compassion into your daily life. 

The full Spring programme will be announced shortly, but in the meantime we share with you here a beautiful teaching Khandro-la gave earlier this year at our sister Centre Jamyang London on The Kind Heart . Enjoy!

Much love from the JBCL team. 
H.E Ling Rinpoche Teaching in Leeds, 27-29 April 2019
We are very pleased to announce that H.E the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche has confirmed his first visit to Leeds in April 2019. Rinpoche will be teaching from Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chapters 1-3), as well as giving an initiation into the practice of 1000-armed Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion and a public talk on Developing a Peaceful Mind in a Turbulent World. This is a very special opportunity to receive teachings on a classic Buddhist text that is dedicated to the development of bodhicitta (the mind of enlightenment) through the practice of the six perfections (Skt. Pāramitās) from the recognised tulku (reincarnate Lama) of the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche, the senior tutor of HH Dalai Lama. Save the dates and details of how to book will be available shortly. Image: H.E 7th Ling Rinpoche with Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
H.E Dagri Rinpoche, Teaching in Leeds, 29 June to 4 July 2019
We are very pleased to announce that H.E Dagri Rinpoche will be returning to teach in Leeds from Lama Tsongkhapa's Middle Length Lamrim in June/July 2019. This is a rare opportunity to receive teachings from a great Lama of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Save the dates and we will update you on the teaching schedule shortly that will fall within these dates. 

Compassionate Living Retreat, 15-17 February 2019

Compassion is at the heart of all the major religions, and there is a significant development of secular compassion training such as the Compassion Cultivation Training programme at Stanford UniversityMindful Self Compassion (MSC), and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living to name three important developments. Compassion is also core to contemporary Mindfulness training. This weekend retreat, led by David Midgley and Ken Lunn, will draw on contemporary compassion training and Buddhist traditions to enable you to explore and deepen your personal understanding of compassion for self and others, and how to cultivate it in a balanced, sustainable way. The retreat will involve a mixture of meditation, discussion and teaching to help participants gain a deeper appreciation of how to manage their inner critic, to be more realistic in their personal expectations, to judge themselves less harshly, to recognise their common humanity, and to find ways to rest and recuperate from the daily rigours of life. 15-17 February 2019. Venue: Lineham Farm, Leeds LS16 8AZ. Suggested donation £160 for shared dormitory accommodation, retreat sessions and meals. For more information and to book click here

Cultivating Compassion & Calm at Christmas, Sat 1 Dec

On this relaxing and practical workshop, integrative psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher Danny Ford will share insights into why certain social situations, especially at Christmas, can be so challenging and act as triggers for stress and unhelpful responses. He will then share a range of practical tools and mindfulness meditation techniques to address the relational challenges and stresses that can come up at this time of year. You will come away inspired to transform the festive season into an opportunity to connect more deeply with your compassionate heart and values, whilst keeping calm in the midst of the busyness.

Saturday 1 December, 10:30 - 15:30. Suggested donation £25. Tea and biscuits will be available throughout the day, but please bring your own vegetarian lunch. To find out more and to book click here.

Mid-week Connect - Conversation and Meditation at Jamyang Leeds
Join us for an informal early evening session at Jamyang Leeds where we take the time to relax with a short guided meditation and connect with others over conversation and tea and biscuits. The sessions will start with a short prayer and breathing/mindfulness meditation, followed by a conversation and guided discussion on a topical event or issue that connects Buddhist teachings with real-world issues. The session will be facilitated by Kerry Prest, Director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds and opened up to the floor to share opinions and thoughts on how secular elements of Buddhist philosophy and psychology can be applied to daily life. 18:30 to 19:30 on Wednesdays 21, 28 November and 5 December. These sessions are drop in, or you can book and find out more by clicking here.

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds is affiliated to the FPMT
Registered Charity Number: 1109242

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