The Seven Points of Mind Training

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Lama Shenpen Hookham

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Lama Shenpen continues teaching on this year’s theme of Love and Compassion by exploring the classic text from Atisa on the Seven points of Mind training. 

Lama Shenpen will be talking about the nature of our compassionate heart as Openness, Clarity and Sensitivity.

These teachings will also introduce the theme of how to incorporate difficulties on the path, the principles of connection and our deepest Heart Wish and giving us memorable ways to keep the teachings in mind.

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Lama Shenpen is the Founding Lama of the Awakened Heart Sangha.

You can read more about her life and teachings here

This event will begin with an introduction on Friday 3rd of July at 6.30 pm

The weekend will consist of teachings from Lama Shenpen, opportunities to discuss your practice and understanding of the teachings in groups with other students and ask Lama Shenpen questions directly. You are encouraged to join with others in meditation sessions.

You are also invited to join the Sangha’s regular morning and evening prayer and meditation sessions.

This event is suitable for anyone who is interested in taking their understanding of meditation, Dharma and this particular text deeper. 

 

Lama Shenpen will explore more deeply the specifics of the Tibetan text during weekly sessions beginning Wednesday 8th July at 3.30 pm for anyone who is interested in a more in-depth approach. A separate sign up form will be sent to those who enrol.

 

Friday: 

6.30 pm: Introductory Talk & Retreat Vows

Saturday:

7 am - 8 am: Morning Puja

9.30 am - 11 am: Lama Shenpen Teaching

11.30 am - 12.30 pm: Meditation from the Shrine Room

The afternoon will include discussion groups, meditation instruction for newcomers and silent meditation from the shrine room.

7.30 pm - 8.30 pm: Evening Puja from the Shrine Room

Sunday:

7 am - 8 am: Morning Puja

9.30 am - 11 am: Lama Shenpen Teaching

11.30 am - 12.30 pm: Meditation from the Shrine Room

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A note about commitment and boundaries:

When you book, you are committing to attending the event online. If, after booking you find you are unable to make the event, please let us know as soon as possible.

You are encouraged to participate in the event as fully as you can, and are invited to attend all the sessions listed.

We understand that it isn’t possible for everyone, and therefore you can reflect on what boundaries you would like to include in your participation.

 It is up to you how you choose your boundaries.

Once you have chosen them it is good for your practice and for the strength of the whole retreat that you stick to them as best you can.

If that means that you can only join in one session each day, then make that commitment and stick to it. You might also decide that for the whole day you will make a special effort to live by the five precepts (link to read more about them) or you will choose to avoid all emails, phone calls or communication with anyone other than those on the event..

All in all, an online event can be as strict or easy as you make it, but the most important thing is to make your commitment and try your best to stick to it. And if you aren't able to, then notice how uncomfortable it can be, and reassert your wish to keep to your word in the future.

 

A note about donations:

 The Shrimala Trust is a registered charity whose mission is to support the activity of Lama Shenpen and the Awakened Heart Sangha. 

These events are organised and provided for you on a donation only basis.

Showing gratitude through our donations for the teachings that are generously offered to us is one important way to deepen the connections between us and helps to make these teachings accessible for others in the future. 

You can express your gratitude for the people who have made this event possible  by donating to the Shrimala Trust  using the following link: 

https://ahs.org.uk/donations-and-payments

You will also be invited to make specific donations to the teacher and details will be sent to those who book.

Online participation possible
Yes