The Union of Heruka Weekend Retreat
January 24 @ 7:00 pm - January 26 @ 1:00 pm£10 – £50
About this event
This weekend retreat offers a rare opportunity to understand and meditate upon the correct view of emptiness that Buddha explained in Highest Yoga Tantra – the union of appearance and emptiness. This training is the very essence practice of the instructions of the Ganden Oral Lineage through which enlightenment can be attained in three short years.
The resident teacher will explain how we can meditate on the correct view of emptiness according to Sutra, according to Tantra in general and how on this basis, we can realize the correct view of Highest Yoga Tantra which leads directly to enlightenment. These explanations will be based on the books Oral Instructions of Mahamudra, Mirror of Dharma with Additions and Modern Buddhism.
Limited accommodation is available on request. Please contact the centre for details.
Friday: 7 – 8.30pm
Saturday: 10 – 4.30pm
Sunday: 10 – 1pm
Gen Kelsang Togden
Gen Kelsang Togden is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre London.
He began his studies of Modern Buddhism in Toronto, Canada, in 1993. He received teachings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for the first time in the summer of 1994 at Manjushri KMC in the Lake District, and since then has been committed as his close student by making effort to study and practice his instructions.
Gen Togden is loved and admired by his students because of his practical knowledge and warm presentations, authentic teachings, as well as his natural joy and sense of humour. He usually has a broad smile and a good heart, making effort to put everyone at ease and to help them solve their many problems and anxieties with practical Dharma advice.
What to Expect//FAQs
What will each session consist of?
Each session will include a combination of teachings and guided meditations with an opportunity to ask questions at the end and socialize with like-minded people during the break time.
Do I need to bring anything or wear anything special?
No. All sessions will take place on chairs but there are optional cushions if you prefer to sit cross-legged. You don’t need to bring anything else with you, but some people like to take notes during the session, so feel free to bring a paper and pen.
What if I’m new to this?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike. Our reception staff will happily recommend some follow on reading or classes after the course if you are interested.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily help you with your query.