These dates have been adjusted so as not clash with Bodhicharyia’s retreat days – in order that we can attend each event if we wish – they are now confirmed for the year.
No meeting in August
All Monthly Sangha Days are being held on ZOOM
for the time being. The Zoom space opens at 10am
for a virtual coffee & chat before the Study Day begins.
10.30am – 1.30pm
A Lamp to Dispel Darkness:
Advice for Pointing Out the Mind in Accordance with the Tradition of the Old Realized Ones, By Mipham Rinpoche, Translated by B. Alan Wallace.
‘A Lamp to Dispel Darkness’ is a translation by B. Alan Wallace of Mipham Rinpoche’s ‘Advice for Pointing Out the Mind in Accordance with the Tradition of the Old Realized Ones’.
It is a set of path instructions that establish a powerful and profound path to sustain awareness of the essential nature of mind and thus wake up to the true nature of our being, without the need for extensive learning or solitary retreat experience.
The link to download the text will be sent out to people enrolled in the Study Group.
About Our Group:
The group is small, informal and friendly.
If you would like to come along please contact Elizabeth West:firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome. No previous experience of meditation is required.
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When conditions permit we will resume our monthly practice group on Saturdays from 10:30am to 4pm at:
The Buddhist Society,
58 Eccleston Square,
Authentic Doubt & Vipashyana
Heart of Reality – D5S1 – Alan’s Guided Meditation
Integrating the 3 Phases of the Vajra Essence
Riding the Ray of Pristine Awareness
Lama Alan Wallace – Embracing Shantideva’s Guidance
Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambhava, is not an ascetic monk. He is a wild man who had many lovers.
He is a magician who had a miraculous birth, who subdued demons and bound them to the dharma – the Buddhist teachings.
This most extraordinary and least well-known story of the great religions also reveals a radically relevant truth – the darker the times, the greater the potential for transformation.
Precious Guru features stunning cinematography, a beautiful soundscape, and compelling voices from the Himalaya and beyond. Watch on the biggest screen you have and enjoy the ride!
NEW! In addition to the film, the bonus features total more than 30 minutes of new content.
This 70 minute film, endorsed by H.H. the Dalai Lama, is a documentary presentation and analysis of the life of Guru Rinpoche – the spiritual life and legacy of the 8C Tantric Master Padmasambhava.
The story of Guru Rinpoche is also told through the voices and perspectives of prominent contemporary teachers and practitioners — among them:
Mingyur Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, Ani Bumchung, Lama Tsultrim Allione,
Robert Thurman, Glenn Mullin, Ontul Rinpoche, and Ngak’chang Rinpoche
— each of whom speak to the profound Dharmic realization Guru Rinpoche embodies and the deeply held reverence he inspires.
For further information on this documentary that was 9 years in the making, please see: