Courses | Retreats | Events

Schedule:
10:00-11:15am – Session 1
11:45-1pm – Session 2
2-3.15pm – Session 3

In-Person or Online

20 Feb | Day Course

The Wheel of Life: Breaking the Cycle of Suffering

with Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

The wheel of life is a diagram that was painted following the direct instructions of Buddha. It is a powerful object of contemplation and meditation that communicates a very deep meaning. Through it we can realise what the causes of suffering are and how we can abandon these. On this course we explore how we can use the wheel of life to understand our own situation better, why we experience problems and suffering and how we can become free from these.

“Make effort to destroy the cycle of suffering
Enter the path to liberation
Abandon all delusions
And learn to cherish others”
Buddha

Prices:
R240 | non-members
R180 | green members
R120 | blue members
Free for gold and benefactor members

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Schedule:
10:00-11:15am – Session 1
11:45-1pm – Session 2

In-Person or Online

6 March | Half Day Course

Developing Self-Confidence

with Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

Self-confidence is not the same as self-importance or pride. Self-importance is feeling better or more important than others and arises from comparing ourself with others. It always seeks confirmation. Self-confidence arises from identifying with our potential rather than our faults or limitations. Buddha taught that our mind has the potential for boundless good qualities which we can develop through our own spiritual practice. If we rely upon this we will always feel good about ourself whilst being respectful towards others who have the same potential.

Prices:
R160 | non-members
R120 | green members
R80 | blue members
Free for gold and benefactor members

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Schedule:

Friday 12 March
19.30-21.00 Introduction

Saturday 13 March
9.00-10.00 First session
11.00-12.00 Second session
14.00-15.00 Third session
16.00-17.00 Fourth session

Sunday 14 March
9.00-10.00 First session
11.00-12.00 Second session

In-Person

12-14 March | Away Retreat

Becoming Your Own Protector

with Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

In one Sutra Buddha says:
You are your own protector,
You are your own enemy.

Negative states of mind, like anger, jealousy and attachment, are called delusions and are the real cause of our suffering. If we allow them in our mind we are our own enemy. On this retreat we will learn how to identify the delusions in our mind, what the causes of our delusions are, how they develop, and how we can reduce and finally overcome them by developing pure minds like love, compassion and wisdom. In this way we will become our own protector and find real happiness.

Retreat Centre Goedgedacht
Located on the mountain slopes of the picturesque Riebeek Valley, only an hour from the metropolis of Cape Town lays the sanctuary of peace and serenity that is the Goedgedacht Farm. Set in natural surroundings, amidst panoramic olive grove and mountain views, the Goedgedacht Farm provides the perfect setting for a truly magical retreat.

Prices
Single room ensuite | R2700
Single room + shared bathroom | R2300
Double room ensuite | R2100 per person

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Schedule:
10:00-11:15am – Session 1
11:45-1pm – Session 2

Yet to be confirmed

10 April | Half Day Course

Advice for Effective Meditation

with Kelsang Sangkyong

“Meditation is a mind that is single-pointedly focused on a virtuous object and whose function is to make our mind peaceful and calm. We want to be happy all the time, even during sleep. How can we do this? We can do this through training in meditation because meditation makes our mind peaceful and when our mind is peaceful we are happy all the time, even if our external conditions are poor.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in Mirror of Dharma with additions

In this half day course we will get some invaluable advice on how to make our meditation effective so that we will certainly come to experience the results.

Prices:
R160 | non-members
R120 | green members
R80 | blue members
Free for gold and benefactor members

For more information about membership please click here.

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