Part 2: Creating the Mind of Enlightenment

Saturday, June 17 – Sunday, June 18

Weekend Guided Retreat with Kadam Trina Gunther & Nick Birdsall

Develop the pure mind of enlightenment within your heart, through gaining experience of the meditations of Kadam Lamrim’s Great Scope. All sessions are guided and are suitable for all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome.


Part 2

Session 1 9-10:15am ~ Cherishing others
Session 2 10:45am-12pm ~ Universal Compassion
Session 3 1:30-2:45pm ~ Bodhichitta
Session 4 3:15-4:30pm ~ The Six Perfections

Session 1 9-10:15am ~ Emptiness 1
Session 2 10:45am-12pm ~ Emptiness 2
Session 3 1:30-2:45pm ~ Relying on our Spiritual Guide 1
Session 4 3:15-4:30pm ~ Relying on our Spiritual Guide 2

About Lamrim Retreat

In these two weekend retreats, we will travel through all Buddha’s teachings using the extraordinarily practical presentation known as Kadam Lamrim, also known as ‘the stages of the path to enlightenment.’ In each session we will receive step-by-step guidance on these Lamrim meditations, based on The Mirror of Dharma (with Additions), by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. These meditations contain the essence of all Buddha's wisdom and teachings. If you practice these meditations regularly, they will lead to lasting inner peace and happiness.

The retreat sessions are accompanied by Buddhist prayers to receive blessings & inspiration for meditation. All sessions are guided and are suitable for all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome.

The retreat sessions will be based on the Lamrim meditations from The Mirror of Dharma


Weekend of June 17th & 18th

Saturday, June 17th

Sunday, June 18th

All options include a delicious vegetarian lunch for the dates registered!


With Resident Teacher Kadam Trina Gunther

Kadam Trina Gunther is a long-time practitioner of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. She has studied and practiced in Dharma centers under Gen-la Dekyong and Gen Rigpa, and she has worked as Education Program Coordinator at centers in Los Angeles and the UK. She is an inspiring example of a lay practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism, and brings with her a wealth of practical experience of putting Buddha's teachings into practice amidst a busy daily life.

Nick Birdsall

Nick is an experienced practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism. Having met these teachings in 1993 in his native England, Nick has received many teachings directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He is a regular volunteer at Heruka Center. Nick presents Buddha’s teachings and meditations with clarity and warmth and is appreciated for his sincerity and spiritual confidence.

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