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Dear <<First Name>>,

Join us as we celebrate the festive season at Jamyang Leeds this Saturday 15th December from 1pm with a shared lunch of warming soup and crusty bread, followed by a Chenrezig Puja, prayers to the Buddha of Compassion. 

Chenrezig—also known as Avalokiteshvara—is one of the most beloved deities of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. With 1000 arms, he reaches out to care for all living beings, showing us that pure compassion is limitless. Reciting Chenrezig’s mantra, om mani padme hum, helps to calm the mind and reminds us to extend our compassion to others.

All welcome, Buddhists and non-Buddhists, friends old and new. 

We also share details below of two fantastic retreats coming up in the spring term at Jamyang Leeds; a weekend Compassionate Living Retreat in February based on recent developments in secular compassion training such as the Compassion Cultivation Training at Stanford University and the Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living programme, and a very special Mahamudra retreat with Ven. Robina Courtin in April!

And don't forget this Saturday we also have a Discovering Buddhism practice morning on 'Mind and its Potential' so you can squeeze in one more Dharma class before the festive break!

Much love,

The JBCL Team

Compassionate Living Retreat, Leeds,15-17 February 2019

This weekend retreat will involve a mixture of mindfulness meditation, discussion and teachings to help participants gain a deeper appreciation of the benefits of compassion in daily life, for both oneself and others. By cultivating compassion we can manage our inner critic, be more realistic in our personal expectations, judge ourselves and others less harshly, recognise our common humanity and find ways to rest and recuperate from the rigors of daily life. 15-17 February 2019. Venue: Lineham Farm Suggested donation £160 for dormitory accommodation / £180 single occupancy, retreat sessions and meals. For further information and to book click here

Mahamudra Retreat with Ven.Robina - April 2019 Booking Now Open!

On this residential retreat in West Yorkshire, Tibetan Buddhist nun Ven. Robina Courtin will draw upon the recently published book of Lama Thubten Yeshe’s called Mahamudra: How to Realise Our True Nature, a commentary on the First Panchen Lama’s text, in which Lama tells us that mahamudra is the “the universal reality of emptiness, of nonduality” and its unique characteristic is its emphasis on meditation.

“With mahamudra meditation there is no doctrine, no theology, no philosophy, no God, no Buddha. Mahamudra is only experience.”

Lama Yeshe shows us how to overcome distraction and rest in meditative stillness on the clarity of one’s own mind, and then by using a subtle wisdom, to penetrate its ultimate nature, its emptiness.

The retreat will consist of sessions of teachings on the principal points of the Buddhist path as a prerequisite for hearing these instructions on how to realise emptiness, as well as meditation sessions using Lama Yeshe’s wise advice.

The retreat dates are Friday 12 April to Thursday 18 April 2019 at Ackworth Quaker School in West Yorkshire. For more information and to book click here.


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

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