Gana Gathering

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Hermitage of the Awakened Heart, North Wales
Lama Shenpen Hookham

This year’s Gana Gathering will take the form of an online retreat. We will gather together online to meditate, reflect, learn, and shape the future of our Sangha.

The Gana Gathering is an annual assembly of Mayahanagana members. The Mahayanagana is the inner body of Lama Shenpen's students who are committed to practising under her direction, engage in and support her teaching activity, the work of the Awakened Heart Sangha.

To find out more about the Mahayanagana click here

The theme is: Listening to Receive Wisdom. The week will include teachings from Lama Shenpen, presentations on the vision and ethos of the Sangha, opportunities to meet and share with Sangha friends and meditations sessions.

Please book here, even if you previously booked for the Gana Gathering when it was happening at the Hermitage before COVID struck. If you book here for the Gana Gathering, you don't need to book for the Annual Sangha Celebration as well.

What’s the timetable?

The gathering begins on Monday 1st June and ends after the morning session on Friday 5th June.

Morning meditation - 7.00 am - 8.00 am

Formless Meditation - 9.30 am - 10.00 am

Morning session - 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

Afternoon session - 3.00 pm - 4:30 pm

Evening meditation - 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Who’s invited to the Gana Gathering?

Anyone in the Mahahayanagana, and anyone taking their provisional vow this year. Aspirants are invited to join on Thursday and Friday. Please discuss with your Gana mentor if you’re unsure.

What about the Annual Sangha Celebration?

The last couple of days of the Gana Gathering will be the Annual Sangha Celebration, where the whole Sangha comes together to renew our shared commitment to the Path to Awakening. This will have a different timetable, announced nearer the time.

Do I need to attend all the sessions?

Obviously it’s a great contribution to the Sangha, and a better experience for you, if you can attend all of the sessions of the Gana Gathering. However, if for some reasons there are sessions you can’t come to, then you’re still very welcome to attend what you can.

Any questions?

If you have questions, please email Jonathan at wbangunawsfunj@tznvy.pbzmoc.liamg@wahsfjnahtanoj

How do I book to take part?

Please book here, even if you previously booked for the Gana Gathering when it was happening at the Hermitage before COVID struck. If you book here for the Gana Gathering, you don't need to book for the Annual Sangha Celebration as well.

 

Online participation possible
Yes