Teaching on the Mahamudra Lineage Prayer – With Lama Tsultrim Guelek
Residential Retreat, Claridge House, Dorman’s Road, Surrey, RH7 6QH, April 3rd – April 5th
***CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC***
The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer
One of the most beloved and oft-recited prayers in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer combines a supplication to the Mahamudra lineage with a concise guide to Mahamudra practice and the stages of the path to Enlightenment. It includes how to develop renunciation and devotion through the common and uncommon preliminary practices, and how to practice calm abiding (Shamatha) and insight (Vipashyana) meditation in the Mahamudra tradition.
Over the weekend Lama Tsultrim with his great skill of being able to make the teachings understandable, accessible and applicable to the western mind and way of life, will unpack the breadth and depth of the teachings contained within the prayer and explain their significance on the path to Awakening. Once familiar with it, the prayer is a great reminder and pointer on the path that one can chant everyday to inspire and refresh one’s self and motivation as a perfect way to set up and begin daily practice.
H.H. 17th Karmapa composed a beautiful tune that one can recite this prayer to, which we shall also learn and practice together on this retreat under the guidance of Lama Tsultrim, who is also a classically trained singer. You can see here for a video of Lama performing with Lily Jung.
This retreat is open to everyone.
Please see below for all the information and booking instructions but don’t delay to pay your deposit if you would like to attend: LAST FEW SPACES REMAINING
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 Lama Tsultrim Guelek
Lama Tsultrim Guelek was born in 1955 in Grenoble, France and began began studying the Dharma in 1983 as a disciple of Venerable Kalu Rinpoche and Bokar Rinpoche. In 1987 he was ordained by Kalu Rinpoche and became a novice monk (getsul). After a traditional 3-year, 3-month, 3-day retreat between 1988 and 1992, he became a fully ordained monk (gelong). With Bokar Rinpoche’s blessing and permission he has been leading meditation groups since 1995. He currently lives and teaches at the Bodhicharya France centre in Lusse and also teaches in several other cities once a month.
His 25 years of experience as a monk and as a teacher allow him to be deeply familiar with the Dharma as it can be practised in the West. Moreover, he accompanies spiritually many Dharma practitioners and thus has a sharp knowledge of the obstacles western practitioners may face, of the means to overcome them and the pitfalls to avoid. Lama Tsultrim illustrates his teachings with examples from our daily life, which makes his teachings lively and widely accessible.
He has been visiting and teaching at Bodhicharya Kent since 2019.
For more about Bodhicharya France, please see here.
Details, Cost and Booking Instructions
Full Weekend (17 residents)
£240.00 Twin en-suite room (limited number)
Includes – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Tea, Coffee, Cake, Accommodation, Teachings and Body Work
***The cost is not inclusive of “dana”/“generosity” or donations for Lama Tsultrim. There will be a collection during the weekend for Lama, 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***
All food is vegetarian, however vegan, sugar free, diary free and gluten free can be catered for with “prior” notification.
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 before the end of January with the balance due one month before the weekend retreat. You can also pay in full.
If you wish to attend or have any questions, please email Sally on the following:
For more information on the venue please visit Claridge House website.
“The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer”
with Lama Tsultrim
4:15 – 5:00 Meditation
5:00 Teaching by Lama
6:30 Evening Meal
7:45 – 8:30 Meditation
Saturday (Silence to be decided by the group)
7:40am – 8:40am Meditation
8:45 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 Meditation
10:30 – 12:00 Teachings by Lama
12:00 – 1:00 Body Work – Tai Chi Movement for Well-being with Stuart McLeod
2:00 – 3:00 Free time – Interviews with Lama
3:30 – 4:30 Meditation
4:30 – 6:00 Teaching by Lama
6:00 – 6:30 Body Work – Tai Chi Movement for Well-being with Stuart McLeod
7:40 – 8:40 Meditation
9:30 – 10:00 Meditation
10:00 – 11:30 Teachings by Lama
11:30 – 12:30 Body Work – Tai Chi Movement for Well-being with Stuart McLeod
2:00 – 3:00 Free Time – Interviews with Lama
3:00 – 4:00 Teaching with Lama