Summer Program with
Venerable Lhundup Jamyang

Transforming Problems into Happiness

Through letting go of the 8 worldly dharmas

24 – 26 January 2020

In general we don’t like problems, and we put a lot of effort into solving our problems. But we also know that once problems are solved, new problems are on the horizon.

According to Buddhism, problems are not coming from outside, but are created by our mind. Whether or not we experience a situation as a problem is determined by how we view the situation and our attitude towards it.

In this course you will receive tools to identify our tendencies to externalize and exaggerate problems. We will explore the different methods in Buddhism that counteract the tendencies we have. We will discuss how we can transform the way we look at a situation, so that what looks as a problem becomes an opportunity for growth. We will also discuss how we can transform our attitude, so that a difficult situation that burdens us becomes an opportunity to benefit others.

 

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The Essence of Buddhism

 Understanding the mind through understanding the two truths, the four noble truths, and the path to enlightenment.

31 January – 9 February 2020

In this 10-day course we will explore the essence of Buddhism. From within the presentation of the two truths, conventional reality and ultimate reality, the Four Noble Truths are explained. This first teaching of the Buddha gives a good foundation for understanding the mind and its disturbing emotions.

Seeing our present situation from the perspective of endless rebirths, we’ll look into the workings of karma to get clarity around why things happen to us.

You will receive instructions on how to apply different methods that can help you to lessen your disturbing emotions, such as anger, attachment, and jealousy, and increase your wisdom and compassion, so that you can experience more peace and happiness in your daily life.

 

 

 

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The 16 Guidelines for a Happy life

 Tools and inspiration for a happy life

14 – 16 February 2020

The 16 guidelines are a set of practical and straightforward tools for developing happiness and meaning in everyday life. The guidelines are inspired by a 7th century text from the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. He wrote the text for lay people, who didn’t have much time and opportunity to study the philosophical texts.

The way we experience the world depends upon our mind. Whether we are happy or not depends upon the way we think and act. The 16 guidelines provide a simple and practical framework for developing good qualities, such as empathy, compassion, resilience, and confidence. By understanding the benefits of these good qualities for oneself and others we (re-)connect with our inner wisdom. This will help us to change the way we think and act. It will influence our relationships in a positive way and will deepen our purpose in life. Applying the guidelines in daily life will help you to achieve a greater sense of well-being on all levels.


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Or click here to complete a Booking Enquiry. A Mahamudra team member will contact you to provide accommodation options and finalize your registration. 

 

About the Retreat Leader

Venerable Lhundup Jamyang was born in the Netherlands, she has worked for 12 years as a physiotherapist with children. In 1997 she came into contact with Buddhism at Tushita Meditation Center in Dharamsala. It was here that she realized she had a strong connection with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In 2000 she took ordination at Kopan, after which she went to Australia to study. In 2007 she went to Buddha House, Adelaide, where she worked as Spiritual Program Coordinator and teacher. In 2009 Rinpoche advised her to study the Madhyamakavatara, as part of the Master’s Program. She is co-writer of the study-manual for the Madhyamakavatara, and has been painting tangkas for over 20 years.

Program outline

On the Friday – registrations start upon arrival (12 – 4 pm). At 4 pm  there is a brief introduction given by the SPC and teacher in the teaching room (Gompa). The first session starts at 4.30 pm, this is followed by dinner and an evening meditation. A full day schedule starts with a guided meditation at 7 am and ends with a guided meditation at 7.30 pm, with tea and meal breaks between sessions. The final day of the retreats end after lunch at 2 pm.

Course Costs

Transforming Problems into Happiness

Accommodation Options​

$290.00

The Essence of Buddhism

$700.00

The 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life

$290.00

This cost covers a facility fee and fully catered vegetarian meals.

Accommodation including camping, is available at the Centre at extra cost as well as  in the surrounding Coromandel area. Centre accommodation is offered at a 20% discount to retreatants attending the course.

10% membership discounts are also applicable for members (please contact the Main Office)

View our Cancellation Policy.

Accommodation including camping, is available at the Centre at an extra cost as well as  in the surrounding Coromandel area. Centre accommodation is offered at a 20% discount to those attending the course.

Prices per person/ per night

Single Room (w/ shared toilet facilities)                $49.00 – 20% = $39.20

Double Room (w/ shared toilet facilities)              $35.00 – 20% – $28.00

Bed in the Dormitory (w/ shared toilet facilities)  $28.00 – 20% = $22.40

Tara Hut (w/ shared toilet facilities)                       $49.00 – 20% = $39.20

Single Cabin (self-contained)                                   $80.00 – 20% = $64.00

Deluxe Cabin (self-contained)                               $100.00 – 20% = $80.00

Camping (no electrical hook-ups)                           $18.00 – 20% = $14.40

Please note your accommodation option on the booking form and we will send you the confirmation details.

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