with Meditation teacher and Buddhist monk, Gen Pagpa
Connect with the peace & joy in your heart
Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre near Hermanus – 2.5 hours from Cape Town
All living beings have the same basic wish to be happy and avoid suffering, but very few people understand the real causes of happiness and suffering. Happiness and suffering are states of mind and so their causes cannot be found outside the mind. The real source of happiness is inner peace. In our attempt to control the world we live in we often suffer from stress, anger and unhappiness. By learning to let go we can develop a calm peaceful mind and experience a lasting happiness and freedom from problems.
On this Retreat we shall learn how to let go of all our problems and worry and find a lasting happiness from within.
This weekend is a wonderful opportunity to gather together to receive spiritual advice and engage in simple and effective meditation techniques through which we can discover a source of joy within our own hearts. Leaving behind the hectic pace and distractions of everyday life, it is easy to discover a deep happiness that arises naturally from within.
The retreat schedule will allow lots of time for quiet relaxation and community, enjoying delicious meals, and exploring the beautiful countryside in the nature reserve.
Please note we will be keeping silence until lunchtime and after the last session of each day on this retreat.
Feedback from the last retreat:
‘Thank you for a wonderful experience – the two of us walked away feeling revived, rejuvenated, calm and positive’
‘Such a wonderful experience! Thank you, all of you, for every part of it.’
‘The Retreat and Bodhikaya..early September was a real eye opener’
Gen Kelsang Pagpa is the National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition in South Africa. He is also the Resident Teacher of Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Cape Town and gives meditation classes, half-day courses, day and away retreats throughout the year. Gen Pagpa was ordained in 1996 by his Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
He is well known for teaching in a light and practical way and shows us how to solve our problems and find true happiness.