During this day retreat, co-organised by the CCN and Samadhi, we will explore Buddhist Mind Training techniques (lojong) that help us transform emotional pain, anxiety, and stress into mental well-being in ways that benefit us and the people around us. These practices are accessible to anyone seeking inner transformation—whether Buddhist or not.
"Mind training is especially well suited for an active life. It does not require that we withdraw in seclusion, but that we re-examine all of our relationships - to family, friends, enemies, and strangers - and gradually transform our responses to whatever life throws our way. It is a Mahayana practice that aspires to attain full awakening through compassion and loving-kindness for all creatures." - B. Alan Wallace
What We'll Explore
During the lunch break, you are welcome to head out or bring your own lunch to eat with the group in the refectory. This can be a great time to share and discuss with others. David has requested that we eat a plant-based lunch, or at least vegetarian if this is not possible for you. This is an expression of non-harm and compassion – taking into account the welfare of our planet and fellow inhabitants.
Booking & Donations
There are limited places available for this day retreat. Please book your place using the form at the bottom of this page.
At the CCN, we embrace a sliding scale policy for our event fees, guided by the Buddhist principle of generosity and inclusivity. We suggest donations to help cover event costs and support our ongoing activities, for the benefit of all. However, we firmly believe that financial constraints should never be a barrier to participation. If the suggested amount is beyond your means, please contribute what you can — every offering helps us sustain and continue providing our events and courses for the collective good.
Time & Location
David Oromith is the Operations Officer for the CCN, as well as co-founder of Samadhi. He is a Buddhist contemplative and meditation guide with a background in mental health services. Having practised meditation since the age of 18, his journey into Buddhism began through personal struggles with depression and anxiety, leading him to the Buddha’s teachings.
David has studied under various teachers, with Lama Alan as his root guru, and is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism among other traditions, recognising the value and benefit of multiple points-of-view. He focuses on meditation training and core, practical Buddhist principles in his teachings. He is the author of the book A Practical Guide to Mindful Living and leads several retreats across the UK every year, as well as teaching online and in person across South Wales.
David’s engaging style is clear, practical, and relatable, hoping to make ancient practices applicable to modern life. He envisions and works towards the establishment of the Samadhi Eco Retreat Centre as a community for spiritual development.
- 10.30am - 11.45am
- Session 1
- Talk & Meditation
- 11.45am - 12.00pm
- 12.00pm - 1.15pm
- Session 2
- Talk & Meditation
- 1.15pm - 2.15pm
- 2.15pm - 3.30pm
- Session 3
- Talk, Meditation & Discussion
The Study Society (Colet House), 151 Talgarth Rd, London, W14 9DA
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