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The Heart's Release - Newcomers Urban Retreat
The Heart's Release - Newcomers Urban Retreat

Fri, 18 Aug


Croydon Buddhist Centre

The Heart's Release - Newcomers Urban Retreat

Come and experience a great retreat at the Croydon Buddhist Centre. This is a non-residential retreat where we will be practicing, meditation and eating together each day. Open to newcomers, and anyone wanting to deepen their practice.

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Time & Location

18 Aug 2023, 19:30 – 20 Aug 2023, 15:00

Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK


The Heart's Release - Newcomers Urban Retreat 

Friday 18th August, 7.30pm to 9pm 

Saturday 19th, 10.30am to 9pm 

Sunday 20th, 10.30am to 3pm 

Suggested donation £80/£60

With Vajragupta and Team

For newcomers and anyone wanting to deepen their practice

Sometimes we feel connection with the life around us; our hearts can brim with love and care. Buddhism says this "heart's release" is how life should be; we have huge potential for joy and compassion. But at other times life is more difficult and challenging. In these situations our hearts can shut down; we close-off from the world around us.

On this weekend urban retreat we will explore "eight verses for training the mind". This much-loved Tibetan text shows us how to keep the heart open, even when things are troubling and difficult. In fact, those are the very situations in which we learn what compassion really is. The verses are inspiring, practical, life-changing, and we'll explore them through meditation, discussion, and guided reflection.

Suitable for complete newcomers and more experienced people who want an introduction and training in this classic Buddhist teaching. We'll start on the Friday night, with sessions through Saturday, until 3pm Sunday. All meals will be provided at the Buddhist Centre, you just go home to sleep at night!

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