All Events https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/ The Four Dharmas of Gampopa - online with Lama Zangmo https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/the-four-dharmas-of-gampopa-online-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-11-14 <p>Grant your blessings so that my mind may turn towards the dharma<br/>Grant your blessings so that dharma may progress along the path<br/>Grant your blessings so that the path may clarify confusion<br/>Grant your blessings so that confusion may dawn as wisdom.<br/><br/>How does one turn one's mind towards the Dharma? It is necessary to contemplate the purpose and benefits of the teachings.</p> <p>If one wishes to practice the Dharma, one needs to study and understand Lord Buddha's teachings and become aware of one's own confusion and delusions, so that one can overcome them through practice. No matter how sophisticated a practice might seem to be, if it doesn't serve to dispel one's confusion and delusions, then it has nothing to do with the Dharma. If one truly takes to heart the meaning and appreciates the purpose of practicing the Dharma, then one will have turned one's mind towards the Dharma.<br/><br/>Lama Zangmo will go through the Four Dharmas of Gampopa in this weekly online course. <br/><br/><strong>This course is suitable for anyone wishing to study the Dharma, both beginners and more advanced. It is essential to be able to attend all the classes. </strong></p> <p><strong>To book please contact the office before 10th November</strong><br/><br/></p> Sun, 10 Oct 2021 10:22:48 +0100 https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/the-four-dharmas-of-gampopa-online-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-11-14 Winter Closure https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/winter-closure/?date=2021-12-20 <h5 style="text-align: left;" align="center">The Centre will close on Monday 20th December and will reopen at 2.00 pm on Wednesday12th January.</h5> <h5 style="text-align: left;" align="center">There will be no livestreamed meditations during this period either, although you are more than welcome to meditate along with the recordings <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8U97BrNM0Wct3llIRSmEFg" target="_blank">on our YouTube channel</a>.</h5> <h5 style="text-align: left;">We wish everybody a very happy holiday season.</h5> <h3 style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span>We wish everybody a very happy holiday season. <br/></span></h3> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"> </p> Sat, 20 Nov 2021 15:40:21 +0000 https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/winter-closure/?date=2021-12-20 Online Death Cafe https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/death-cafe/?date=2022-01-12 <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">You are invited to attend an online Death Cafe on Thursday 4th November from 7.00 - 8.00 pm.<br/></span></p> <h4><span style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold;">What is a Death Cafe?</span></h4> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. On this occasion we sit at virtual tables, in breakout rooms, with 5 people on each table facilitated by a member of the KSDL Bardo Group. The Death cafe is an opportunity to explore your unheard views on death and to listen and delight in the views of others on the same subject. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group and is not a grief support or counselling session.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Our Death Cafes are always offered:</span></p> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> On a not for profit basis</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> In an accessible, respectful and confidential space</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!</span></li> </ul><p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;">Please note, there are only 15 places available. If you would like to join us, please register your interest by </span><a style="font-size: 12px; color: #0000ff; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="mailto:kitty_dcosta@hotmail.co.uk" target="_blank">emailing Kitty D'Costa</a><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;"> who will get in touch with you.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;">Important: As places are limited, please make sure to cancel your booking if you are unable to attend, so that we can allocate your place to someone on the waiting list. </span></span></p> Sun, 21 Nov 2021 11:02:56 +0000 https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/death-cafe/?date=2022-01-12