Day Retreat

Evening Teaching with Lama Karma Wangmo – Topic TBC

8:00pm – 10:00pm, Tuesday 17th September, Northgate, Quaker Meeting House, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS

Lama Wangmo

Lama Wangmo first met His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in 2000, shortly after his escape from Tibet and arrival in India. Since then she has been studying and practising Buddhism under the guidance of Kenting Tai Situpa Rinpoche, who she received her monastic vows from in 2006.  Between 2006 and 2010 she completed the traditional three year retreat at the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre in Sikkim, India, under the guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

After completing the retreat, Tai Situ Rinpoche appointed her as the resident Lama of Palpung Ješa Čöling in Slovenia, which also has a group in Padua, Italy. In 2014, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche named Lama Wangmo the Slovenian representative of Karmapa Foundation Europe.  When not teaching in Europe, Lama Wangmo can often be found on retreat at Sherabling Monastery in India.

If you can read Slovenian, then you can check out the website for Palpung Ješa Čöling, here.

Dana – Suggested Donation

£10 suggested donation, please give what you can to support the not-for-profit activities of the group and offering for Lama Wangmo, however cost should not be a barrier to attending our teachings and events as we always value your presence more than your donations.

Please give your donation on the day, thank you.

All are welcome, beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

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Residential Winter Retreat (Fully Booked- Waiting List Only)

Landing in your Basic Goodness: Learning about and Connecting with Buddha Nature with Tsering Paldron

18th – 20th October 2019, Claridge House, Dormans Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH

It is with great pleasure that Bodhicharya London and Kent announce dates for our third Residential Retreat with Tsering Paldron.

This retreat is open to everyone.

Please see below for all the information and booking instructions and don’t delay to pay your deposit if you would like to attend, as based on the popularity and success of the retreat the past few years, we predict places will fill up very quickly.

Why go on Retreat?

Retreat is a precious opportunity to receive teachings and put them into practice on the spot, without the normal responsibilities and distractions of our daily life. In this way we can connect with the teachings and deepen into the experience of the practice more easily and therefore bring that depth of understanding and experience back into our life, for our benefit and the benefit of others.

About Tsering Paldron

Tsering Paldron was born in Lisbon, Portugal and traveled to Brussels at the age of 19 where she discovered Tibetan Buddhism. Her spiritual journey started in 1973. She did a three years’ retreat in the 80’s in France, under the guidance of Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and under the supervision of Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. She has received teachings from many other lamas of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

She has been teaching and traveling for the past 25 years, has written a number of books, mainly in Portuguese. The Adventures of Tashi, the Tibetan Cricket – a children’s book – is available in English, French and German.

She gives regular courses, seminars, talks and meditation classes and is in charge of Bodhicharya Portugal. She is regularly invited to teach in the UK, in Berlin and St. Martin (Caribbean), in Bodhicharya and other Buddhist groups.

For more information about Tsering, you can check out her English language website here.

Details, Fee and Booking Instructions

Full Weekend (16 residents):

£185 per head for any shared room (ensuite twin or double and double with non-ensuite)

£200 per head for non-ensuite room single occupancy

£210 per head for en-suite room single occupancy

Includes – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Tea, Coffee, Cake, Accommodation, Teachings and Body Work

***The cost is not inclusive of “dana”/“generosity” or donations for Tsering. There will be a collection during the weekend for Tsering, so please give what you can and reflect on the personal value of the teachings you are receiving when doing so. Thank you for your generosity***

Food

All food is vegetarian, however vegan, sugar free, diary free and gluten free can be catered for with “prior” notification.

Accommodation

Please note most rooms are twin and you will be required to share. If you have a friend that wishes to attend please let us know when booking so we can put you in the same room.

A deposit of £50 is required to secure a room with the balance due one month before the weekend retreat. You can also pay in full.

If you wish to attend please email Kelly on the following:
kellymerryweather@googlemail.com

For more information on the venue please visit Claridge House website here.

Retreat Schedule

Applying the Three Yanas in Everyday Life with Tsering Paldron

Friday
3:00 Arrival
4:15 Meditation
5:00 Teaching by Tsering
6:30 Evening Meal
7:45 – 8:30 Meditation
Free Time

Saturday (Silent Day)
7:40am – 8:40am Meditation
8:45 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 Meditation
10:30 – 12:00 Teachings by Tsering
12:00 – 1:00 Body Work
1:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 Free time – Interviews with Tsering
3:30 – 4:30 Meditation
4:30 – 6:00 Teaching by Tsering
6:00 – 6:30 Body Work
6:30 Dinner

Free Time

Sunday
7:40 – 8:40 Meditation
8:45 Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 Meditation
10:00 – 11:30 Teachings by Tsering
11:30 – 12:30 Body Work
1:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 Free Time – Interviews with Tsering
3:00 – 4:00 Teaching with Tsering

Home

Evening Teaching with Tsering Paldron – Topic to be confirmed

22nd October, 8-10pm, Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS (£10 Suggested Donation)

Dana – Suggested Donation

£10 suggested donation including refreshments – we value your presence more than your money, so please give what you can or enjoy the talk as a gift from us.

Everyone welcome!

About Tsering Paldron

Tsering Paldron was born in Lisbon, Portugal and traveled to Brussels at the age of 19 where she discovered Tibetan Buddhism. Her spiritual journey started in 1973. She did a three years’ retreat in the 80’s in France, under the guidance of Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and under the supervision of Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. She has received teachings from many other lamas of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

She has been teaching and traveling for the past 25 years, has written a number of books, mainly in Portuguese. The Adventures of Tashi, the Tibetan Cricket – a children’s book – is available in English, French and German.

She gives regular courses, seminars, talks and meditation classes and is in charge of Bodhicharya Portugal. She is regularly invited to teach in the UK, in Berlin and St. Martin (Caribbean), in Bodhicharya and other Buddhist groups.

For more information about Tsering, you can check out her English language website here.