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Inchmurrin Island Retreat | Sept 5-8
September 5 @ 7:00 pm - September 8 @ 2:30 pm
Inchmurrin Island Retreats
with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Tubchen
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
Please note this retreat has now sold out
Thurs 5 – Sun 8 September (Thurs eve to Sun afternoon)
Weekend Option Fri 6 – Sun 8 September (Fri eve to Sun afternoon)
Experience the sky-like space and peace of the pure nature of your mind at deeper and deeper levels
Rest & Reflect
Fri 20 – Sun 22 March 2020
More information and booking coming soon
The perfect island getaways
These retreats which are suitable for all levels of experience will take place in the stunning scenery of Inchmurrin Island in the middle of Loch Lomond which is only 45 mins from Glasgow. Between meditations you can enjoy walking around this peaceful island, taking in the views of the mountains and loch as you continue your contemplations.
The power of silence
Normally we are constantly distracted by external objects, frenetic activities and scattered thoughts. Observing silence is a powerful method to disengage us from this busyness and it leads us naturally to deeper levels of being. Our heart begins to open. From silence comes stillness. Our mind becomes like a still pool of water undisturbed by ripples.
The retreat will include silent periods for contemplation and participants are asked to switch off their phones for the duration of the retreat.
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
Thur 5 – Sun 8 September
Find the time and space you need on this special island Mahamudra retreat where Gen Tubchen will skilfully guide us in simple but profound meditations taking us to a deep experience of the tranquillity and power of our own mind. These meditations reveal our true potential for transformation and we discover our limitless potential for universal love, profound wisdom, and unceasing joy. We can then return to daily life refreshed and energised, and share our peaceful mind with others.
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra are very blessed. They have been transmitted through a continuous, unbroken lineage from the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri to our present day teachers. And now we have a precious opportunity to take these instructions to heart on this weekend retreat. In the Sutras Buddha says “If you realize your own mind you will become a Buddha; you should not seek Buddhahood elsewhere”. During this course, Gen Tubchen will clearly explain the essential meaning of these instructions.
This retreat follows the special teachings given at this year’s International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC in the English Lake District.
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Tubchen is the Resident Teacher at KMC Glasgow. She is the former Resident Teacher of Nordic Kadampa Meditation Centre in Norway and former National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition in the Nordic region.
Gen Tubchen has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years, and in 2003 ordained as a Buddhist nun. An inspiring and gifted teacher, she is loved for her clear, powerful and practical teachings and her deep experience of retreat.
What People Said About Previous Inchmurrin Island Retreats:
“I just wanted to say how amazing the weekend was. A weekend I will always treasure.” – Emma
“A wonderful retreat, so special. 10 out of 10 all round.” – Barbara
“Food- yummy, accommodation- perfect, a truly wonderful spiritual experience.” – Tommy
“Food – outstanding, accommodation – top notch. The whole weekend from start to finish was absolutely amazing.” – Stephen