“Everyone wants to be free from problems – even in our dreams we try to be free from problems – but unless we purify our negative minds and negative actions it is impossible to be free from suffering, fear or danger. It does not matter what we do externally to try to avoid suffering, if the cause of suffering remains in our mind, suffering is what we will experience. This is why purification is so important. It is the only method to free ourself from the real causes of suffering.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

About the sessions
You are welcome to drop-in to any or all of the retreat. Attendance for the Friday night introduction is essential for anyone new to this practice. There will be four retreat sessions per day consisting of chanted prayers and silent periods for meditation and mantra recitation. These will be guided. Previous experience is helpful but not essential.


Friday 24th August

Introduction with Kelsang Drima – 7.30–9.00pm

Saturday 25th August

Session 1 – 09.00–10.00am
Session 2 – 12.00 –1.00pm
Session 3 – 2.30– 3.30pm
Session 4 – 5.00–7.00pm – Offering to the Spiritual Guide with Tsog

Sunday 26th August
Session 5 – 09.00–10.00am
Session 6 – 12.00pm–1.00pm
Session 7 – 2.30–3.30pm
Session 8 – 5.00–6.00pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog – 7.30–8.45pm