Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June | Buddha Shakyamuni Meditation Retreat | Gen Kelsang Rigpa | Morden


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Fri 2 - Sun 4 Jun | Buddha Shakyamuni Weekend Retreat | Gen Kelsang Rigpa | Morden

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Friday 2nd June, 7 - 8.30pm | Buddha Shakyamuni Retreat | Gen Kelsang Rigpa | Morden
Saturday 3rd June, 10am - 4pm | Buddha Shakyamuni Retreat with Gen Rigpa | Morden
Sunday 4th June, 10am - 1pm | Buddha Shakyamuni Retreat with Gen Rigpa | Morden

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Discover the power of your potential for happiness and goodness within your mind!

During this weekend course international guest teacher, Gen Kelsang Rigpa will guide meditations on the rich and profound verses of The Liberating Prayer shared by Gen-la Dekyong at the Spring Festival, allowing us to learn to connect with Buddha and, also, our own Buddha nature and incredible potential for inner peace, transcendent happiness and love. This course is also suitable for people who are completely new to Buddhism, and did not attend the Spring Festival. Through thinking about Buddha and meditating on Buddha’s good qualities we can ripen our own inner potentials for happiness. This is a precious opportunity to mix these instructions with our heart.


7-8.30pmIntroduction to the retreat
10am – 11.15amTeaching & Meditation
11.45am – 1pmTeaching & Meditation
1pm – 2.30pmLunch
2.30 – 4pmTeaching & Meditation
10 am – 11.15amTeaching & Meditation
11.45am – 1.00pmTeaching & Meditation

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles. Through his clear presentation and heartfelt teachings, he is able to help students easily integrate Buddha’s timeless teachings into our modern world, in a way that makes everyday life joyful and meaningful.

fri 2 sun 4 jun | buddha shakyamuni retreat | morden

Kadampa World Peace Temple
1a Ashridge Way, London SM4 4EF

The Kadampa World Peace Temple is a dedicated spiritual space in South London which provides people with a quiet, beautiful, peaceful, and safe environment to learn about Meditation. The Centre is part of an international network of Kadampa Centres providing a place of peace and refuge open to everyone.

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Here are some common questions that people ask about our meditation classes. If you have any other questions please contact us and we will be happy to help you in anyway.

Q) What is meditation?

The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external conditions. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

Meditation is a technique used by millions of people to develop a calm and peaceful mind. It reduces stress, anxiety, and other negative states of mind and promotes physical and mental well-being. The meditations we guide are non-sectarian, non-judgemental, and universal. They are simple and accepted methods to help people tackle the stress and anxiety associated with the challenges of modern daily life.

Q: Do I have to sit of the floor?
A: No, people have the choice of sitting on a chair or they can bring their own cushion and sit on the floor.

Q: Do I need to have a religious affiliation to attend these weekly classes?
A: No. Everything is presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious affiliation is required.

Q: Do I need to have experience of meditation to attend a weekly class?
A: No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners.

Q: Are these classes suitable for someone who already has some experience of meditation?
A: The teachings are designed to be simple yet profound, so that every class provides something for everyone.

Q: Will I be asked to say anything, or speak in front of a group of people?
A: No. But you can ask questions if you want to.

Q: Is there any physical exercise involved, such as yoga?
A: No. The courses focus on meditation alone.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Nothing in particular. However, some people find it useful to bring a notepad and pen.

Q: How should I dress?
A: There are no special requirements, but comfortable clothing is generally best.

Q: If I want to attend a weekly class, do I need to wait for the next course of classes to begin?
A: No. Each class is self-contained. You can drop in whenever you can, and start whenever you like.

Q: Do I need to book in advance?
A: For weekly classes it is not necessary to book in advance.

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