Silent day retreat
Unplug – relax and enjoy the stillness of your own mind
Saturday 30th December
with Gen Kelsang Leksang
Join us for a day of relaxing, guided meditation in the heart of Birmingham. Take a day out of the festive season to unplug, enjoy the peaceful silence of the centre and connect with your inner peace.
The day will include practical advice to help you to develop a calm and peaceful mind.
Every day we exhaust ourself searching for our happiness in external objects, outside our mind. But no matter how long or hard we search, we will never find them there. This is because happiness depends upon a peaceful mind. We can develop a peaceful mind through the practice of meditation.
Buddha taught that the mind has the power to create all pleasant and unpleasant objects. In the setting of this silent day retreat, we have a wonderful opportunity to take a break from our daily distractions, busy, unhappy minds and explore and focus on our mind’s nature of clarity, a clear empty like space.
Through gaining familiarity with this meditation, we will experience levels of inner peace, spacious clarity and stillness. Thereby discovering for ourself that we have in our own mind a reservoir of pure happiness and joy. This retreat is suitable for everyone, beginners and those with some experience of meditation.
In order to gain the maximum benefit from this silent day retreat, we would encourage you to take a break from using your mobile phones and suggest you turn them off from 10am-3pm. This will allow you to enjoy a more spacious, relaxing, calm and peaceful retreat, free from constant distractions and busy minds. In this way you will be able to feel refreshed and inspired from the retreat.
The retreat is guided by the centre’s residential teacher Gen Kelsang Leksang.
During the break, relax in the beautiful relaxing environment of the centre. Set over 2 floors, the centre offers lots of space in which to relax with a book or just sit back with a cuppa and reflect.
Lunch and refreshments will be included.