The Going for Refuge Retreat at Compassion Centre

BeginningsIf you've been to a Buddhist Meditation Centre you will, in all likelihood, have heard a word often mentioned. It is usually mentioned with great reverence, or a serious, even secret look between those in the know. That word is - 'retreat'.Upon hearing this word you may have developed the image of a nun or … Continue reading The Going for Refuge Retreat at Compassion Centre

When did you last enjoy the stillness of your own mind?

Image by kordi_vahle on Pixabay A great technique to make our mind peaceful and strong is to read Venerable Geshe-la's books in an active manner. This means slowing down and reading with a special focus on particular terms, words and phrases, in the text. Since we have recently finished the chapter, ‘The Pre-Eminent Qualities of … Continue reading When did you last enjoy the stillness of your own mind?