Day Retreat with Cesare Saguato

“Two Wings of a Bird” – The Role of Compassion

Helios Centre 116 Judd Street WC1, London, 11th September, 10-5pm

Cesare has been invited to lead a day retreat at Bodhicharya London.

Wisdom and compassion are said to be like the two wings of a bird, both are necessary to take flight or awaken to our Buddha Nature.

In this day retreat, staying mindful of the wisdom view perspective, we will focus more on the compassion wing and the relative aspect of wisdom, exploring it from different angles. We will look at the Buddhist teachings as well as some understandings from evolutionary psychology and mindful compassion based approaches, which can all help in the development of compassion for self and other.

The day retreat will also include opportunities for discussion and to engage in a number of practices and thought experiments that can help support the cultivation of these essential qualities in our lives. Qualities that are indispensable for the alleviation of suffering, our individual and collective flourishing and that of the planet.

We will also briefly touch on how these relative methods and qualities relate to the non-dual expression of ultimate compassion and wisdom.

Beginners are very welcome.

About London’s Day Retreats

Bodhicharya London has been doing stimulating monthly Day Retreats at the Helios Centre for many years.

We have a main topic for the day and often invite guest speakers, who give talks and have open discussion groups. We have a number of meditation sessions interspersed with the discussions and breaks for lunch, tea and biscuits. Some meditation sessions will be guided. Beginners are very welcome.


In Person:

Helios Centre 116 Judd Street WC1


Zoom Meeting:…
Meeting ID: 325 545 986
Password: 025316


10am to 5pm


Donations for this day retreat are voluntary and can be paid into the Bodhicharya London bank account or via Paypal.

Bank Account

Account Name: Bodhicharya London
Bank: Co-operative Bank
Account Number: 65185203
Bank Sort Code: 08-92-99
IBAN: GB04 CPBK 089299 65185203

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