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Erik Pema Kunsang - Gomde Lindholme Hall - The centre for Tibetan Buddhism in the UK

Erik Pema Kunsang

Erik Pema Kunsang.  Freeing the Mind – A Meditation Retreat  

20 - 23 September
Starts 2pm Thursday 20 and ends lunch time Sunday 23
Registration from 11-12.30 on Thursday morning followed by lunch

It is possible to be yourself in a deep, free and natural way. The common way of being yourself is most often to be carried away by impulses. We may not think about it in everyday life, but much behaviour is a continuation of habitual reaction patterns. These old patterns are associated with unnoticed uncertainty and anxiety. In this way, an inner uneasiness is rarely taken care of.

 When we become aware of this dilemma, it is natural to seek ways to free it, but we must find a way that works, so that there will not be an endless desert hike for solutions.
At this course we will review four ways to be ourselves: the unconscious, the aspiring, the authentic and the transcendental. We work with simple instructions and our training is based on experienced understanding so that it becomes a true inner sanctuary. A free space to be relaxed, so intelligence, sensitivity, strength and creativity can unfold in all life situations.

The course is based on the great master Jamgon Kongrul´s teaching and the oral explanations of Dzogchen master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Erik Pema Kunsang explains and guides in this wisdom tradition using contemporary words to teach authentic meditation, in a way that is directly applicable to both beginners and experienced. This retreat is for everyone interested.

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In the tradition of the Dzogchen masters Tulku Urgyen and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoches, Erik teaches in a way that combines an overview of life and the Buddha’s teachings with personal experience. More details here 

Essay by Erik on freeing the mind: Levekunst 

Costs for the Retreat per person
Residential places include all meals 
Room in Lindholme Hall  £180
Room in Coach House £150
Retreat Hut Single Occupancy £190  Duble occupancy £150 pp
Camping  £95 (please bring your own tent and bedding)
Off site £75  (includes lunch and supper )
Caravan single occupany £165

Please note the schedule will include early morning and evening sessions.

Please note Erik offers all his teachings freely. It is traditional in Tibetan buddhism to offer the teacher a donation for teachings; please factor this into the costs for your retreat.  

If anyone has difficulties in financing attendance at this retreat please contact Paulette through national@gomde.uk 

About Erik Pema Kunsang
In his teenage years a profound curiosity for knowledge awakened in Erik and led him to the teachings of the Buddha and Padmasambhava. He had the immense fortune to learn the wisdom tradition from many living Buddhist masters. His main teachers are the great Dzogchen master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and his son Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Their teachings enabled him to translate lectures and original scriptures.

In 2010, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche appointed him with the task of teaching the Dharma. During meditation retreats, he emphasizes the discovery of a simple and natural presence to help people to know their mind and the freedom it brings. This simple way of being allows for unfolding the noble qualities of compassion, love and insight.