The great meditation master Shantideva shared his profound understanding of the Buddhist path in “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.” To this day, his powerful insights inspire sincere practitioners and help them gain direct experience of the stages of the path. This special retreat is a unique opportunity to look at our daily Lamrim meditations through Shantideva’s eyes and allow his words to settle deep within our hearts. Carrying the meaning of these words home with us will make all our daily experiences throughout the year deeply meaningful and lead us swiftly towards the pure and everlasting happiness of enlightenment.Programme:
Each retreat week starts on the first day with supper at 6pm and finishes on the last day with lunch. There will be several meditation sessions and one teaching/discussion session every day as well as a session with chanted prayers. During break times each participant helps with small jobs and there is plenty of time to go for walks and discuss the topics with other practitioners.
The retreat can also be attended by the week. Bookings for all four parts have priority.
During this course all participants observe silence in the morning until lunch. The library and meditation room are silent zones all day.
The course will be held in English, please contact us if you need translation.
Kailash IRC is a non-profit charity and the Retreat Centre, B&B and courses are all run by a few volunteers. Therefore it is common practice during an event at Kailash IRC that every participant helps with some jobs (e.g. chopping vegetables, washing dishes, tidying up etc.) and the final cleaning at the end of the course.