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Mind Training: Cultivating Compassion & Insight

A meditation retreat

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Mind Training, or Lojong, is a practical and inspiring teaching that transforms the mind afflicted by destructive emotions. At the heart of all practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Mind Training puts special emphasis on transforming adversity and joy into the path of awakening. Mind Training encourages us to move away from self-centeredness and towards developing Bodhicitta, the wish that all beings may be happy and free of suffering. Pithy slogans such as Regard all dharmas as dreams and Drive all blames into one help us dive deeply and intimately into our own capacity to develop wisdom and compassion in our lives.

Core Mind Training meditations such as Shamatha (Calm Abiding) and Tonglen (Sending & Receiving) will be taught. The retreat will include teachings, guided meditations, and discussion.

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This retreat is open to everyone. No prior meditation experience is required.

Reading Material
  • Jamgon Kongtrul: »The Great Path of Awakening«
  • Dzigar Kongtrul: »The Intelligent Heart«
  • Pema Chodron: »Start Where You Are«

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Accommodation desired

Room bookings are made on the basis of availability and in the order in which registrations are received. You will receive a registration confirmation from us in which we will inform you of whether we are able to provide you with the accommodation desired. Please pay the room fee only after you have received the confirmation email from our office.

Since our room contingent is limited, you may choose to rent a room or apartment in the village or the surrounding area. List of accommodations (PDF).

Additional donation*

* This donation will be used, among other things, to support low-income participants and to cover organizational costs.

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  • I will transfer the costs of the event to the account of the Kamalashila Institute® at the latest ten days after receiving the confirmation email from the office, stating the course number and the course title on the transfer form.

    Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland – Tibetisch-Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft e.V. (not “Kamalashila Institut”!)
    IBAN: DE33 5765 001 001 9949 1127
    Kreissparkasse Mayen
    Reference: Course 11.4 on 21. November 2019

    If you indicated that you would like to stay at Kamalashila Institute, please pay the room fee only after you have received the confirmation email from our office.

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