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.