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Overcome Anxiety & Experience Joy over the Holidays

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Saturday 10 December 2022, 10am to 1pm

Anxiety and stress pervade people's modern busy lives.  We think that situations or people in our life are the causes of our worry and unhappiness so we spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to fix those situations or people which often just makes our mind busier and more stressed.

Buddha taught that all unhappiness, stress and anxiety comes from our mind. Kadam John will explain how to identify the actual causes of anxiety and unhappy thoughts within our mind; he will explain how to be free from those causes; and he will give practical methods everyone can use in daily life to accomplish this.

In this way we can become free from anxiety and stress, and we can relax and experience confidence and joy over the festive season.

Timetable
Session 1: 10am – 11.15am
Session 2: 11.45am – 1pm

This is an in-person event suitable for all levels.

Free for Silver, Gold & Platinum members. Become a member.

£20.00

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Christmas Party & Prayers for World Peace

Sunday 11 December 2022

Prayers for World Peace, 3pm FREE

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Sunday 11 December 2022

Vegetarian Christmas Buffet, 4pm £20, £10 for Silver, £5 for Gold and Platinum members

Enjoy the gift of Prayers for World Peace with Kadam John McBretney at 3pm.

Then enjoy a delicious vegetarian buffet in the World Peace Café of Heruka KMC

Come to either or both events.

Family, friends, newcomers welcome!

Tickets: £20
Silver members £10 with coupon code
Gold & Platinum members £5 with coupon code
Under 16 £10
Children Free

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New Year's Eve Prayers and Party

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Saturday 31 December 2022, 9pm to past midnight

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and start the New Year with a peaceful, positive mind and a loving heart.
This special event is a wonderful opportunity for making our resolutions for the New Year heartfelt and effective, and creating causes for world peace.
Enjoy a delicious vegetarian buffet and non-alcoholic drinks in good company.
Be inspired by guided meditation and prayers to the Buddha of Compassion with Kadam John which will see us into the New Year.

Family, friends, everyone welcome!

Tickets: £20
Silver members £10 with coupon code
Gold & Platinum members £5 with coupon code
Under 16 £10
Children Free

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Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka Counting Retreat

With Resident Teacher, Kadam John McBretney

3 - 25 January 2023

Special Close Retreat ~ collecting 100,000 Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka mantras

Kadam John will give an introduction to this special retreat following the oral instructions transmitted by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to Gen-la Dekyong which she shared at the International NKT Spring Festival 2022 in Málaga. Through this retreat we will draw closer and closer to our Root Guru, and create very powerful actions that will cause Kadam Dharma to flourish in our hearts and throughout the world. There is no better offering to repay our Guru’s kindness.

There will be an opportunity to collect 10,000 Vajradaka mantras as a special burning offering purification practice as recommended by Venerable Geshe-la.

In each session we will use the prayer booklet "The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra."
Participants can do as many of the sessions as they wish, and count as many mantras of the very blessed name mantra of our Root Guru, Om Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka Sarwa Siddhi Hum, as they wish.
Participants who wish to engage in the practice as a close retreat should do 100,000 Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka mantras followed, if possible, by 10,000 Vajradaka mantras, as will be explained by Kadam John following Venerable Geshe-la's oral instructions. Participants doing a close retreat should do at least two retreat sessions a day until they complete the total mantras. If you have any questions, please email us.

Timetable

Introduction Tuesday 3 January 2023, 7-8.30pm

Retreat times, 4 to 24 January 2023
Session 1: 8am-9.30am
Session 2: 11am-12.30pm
Session 3: 3pm-4.30pm
Session 4: 7pm-8.30pm

On Vajrayogini Day (10 Jan) Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja will replace session 4 of the retreat.

Retreat times 25 January 2023
Session 1: 8am-9.30am
Session 2: 11am-12.30pm, Final retreat session.
3pm-4.45pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja, Heruka Day
7pm-9pm Foundation Programme class for FP students.

Free for Platinum, Gold & Silver members. Become a member.

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Amitayus ~ Long Life, Merit, Wisdom Retreat

With Resident Teacher, Kadam John McBretney

27 - 28 January 2023

Kadam John will guide the meditation practice of the Yoga of Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life. This beautiful practice helps us to lengthen our own and others’ lifespan and increase our wisdom and good fortune. With this practice, we can find meaning and happiness in our busy daily lives. It is traditional to engage in this practice early each year for the auspiciousness of the whole year.

Each session consists of chanted prayers, meditations and silent mantra recitation. Long-life pills that have been blessed throughout the retreat will be distributed after the last session on the second day.

You can attend this event in person or online via live stream. Everybody is welcome to attend one or more sessions:

Timetable for both days
• Session one:  10 - 11.15am
• Session two:  11.45 - 1pm
• Session three:  2.15 - 3.30pm

Free for Platinum, Gold & Silver members.  Become a  member

£20.00


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"Happiness is a part of the mind that experiences inner peace, or peace of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions."

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.” 

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso