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Session 1: 10-11.15am
Session 2: 11.45am-1pm
Session 3: 2-3.15pm

In-Person or Online

4 Dec. | Day Course

Overcoming Negative Emotions

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

Painful emotions such as stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness cause us much unhappiness and stop us from being able to truly enjoy our life. Often we feel stuck or paralysed by our negative states of mind and simply do not see any way out.

Buddha skilfully explained that our lives will not materially change if we do not develop inner peace and let go of our negative emotions. But to develop such a state of inner peace we need to investigate the actual roots of these painful emotions. Only through meditation are we able to fully understand how to get rid of negative emotions and to cultivate positive states of mind.

In this course Gen Kelsang Namkhyen will give us practical methods for how we can deal with our painful emotions and how through meditating on the root cause of such emotions we are ultimately able to eliminate them all together.

Please Note: This is course is organized by Vajrapani KBC and needs to be booked with Vajrapani KBC. You can do this by clicking the button below. People in Cape Town can attend the course in-person at Tushita KMC but still need to book with Vajrapani KBC.
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Schedule Saturday and Sunday:
Session 1: 10-11.15am
Session 2: 12pm-1.15pm
Session 3: 3-4.15pm

In-Person or Online

8-9 Jan. | Buddha Amitayus Retreat

Infinite Life, Merit & Wisdom

With Kelsang Sangkyong

This annual retreat is traditionally done at the beginning of the year to create auspiciousness for the rest of the year. On this retreat we will engage in the meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus, which will help us increase our life span, merit and wisdom. Eventually we will attain the pure illusory body – a vajra body that is permanently free from ageing, sickness and death.

All sessions are free, but please book if you wish to attend and donations are welcome!

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Friday 4 Feb
19.30-20.45: Introduction

Saturday 5 Feb
9.00-10.15: session 1
11.15-12.30: session 2
14.30-15.45: session 3
16.45-18.00: session 4

Sunday 6 Feb
9.00-10.15: session 5
11.15-12.30: session 6

(All sessions consist of an explanation, preliminary prayers, and a meditation)


4-6 Feb. | Away Retreat

Bliss & Emptiness

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

On this retreat we learn about the union of great bliss and emptiness, which is also called Mahamudra. When through the force of meditation our mind transforms into great bliss and this mind realizes emptiness directly, this is the union of great bliss and emptiness, the actual realization of Mahamudra. It is said that when we attain this we will definitely become enlightened in this life. By doing this retreat you will gain some (more) familiarity with the instructions given in the book The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Goedgedacht Farm
The retreat is held at Goedgedacht Farm which is located on the mountain slopes of the picturesque Riebeek Valley, only an hour from the metropolis of Cape Town. Set in natural surroundings, amidst panoramic olive grove and mountain views, the Goedgedacht Farm provides the perfect setting for a truly magical experience.

Single room ensuite | R2700
Single room with shared bathroom | R2300
Double room ensuite | R2100
(Prices are all-in, including the retreat sessions, accommodation, food and refreshments)
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