Perfect for beginners, this special weekend retreat will explore what makes our lives more meaningful, what are the root causes of our unhappiness and dissatisfaction, and how the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism can be applied in our daily lives leading to a happier, less stressful life.
This retreat will explore the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with an explanation of basic Buddhist philosophy, principles, practice and meditation instruction. Teachings will be alternated with guided meditation, discussion group and yoga.
Our venue, Chandra Ban Resort, is located outside the hustle of Kathmandu in a beautiful, peaceful environment on the edge of the Shivapuri Forest. Enjoy the beauty of the Shivapuri forest on one of the many walking trails. Relax in the garden and enjoy delicious, healthy meals prepared for you with thought and care.
About Venerable Joan:
Ven. Joan first met the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in 1987 and that same year did her first one-month November course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal. After doing a second one-month course in 1988, she received ordination as a nun with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
After spending a couple of years doing retreat, she moved to Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy where she lived for 22 years. During that time she was responsible for organizing the seven-year advanced Masters Program as well as the other standard FPMT programs taught at the Institute. In addition she also transcribed the daily teachings and translated a number of the core texts from Tibetan to English.
As of early 2014 she teaches courses and guides meditation retreats at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. In addition she works for FPMT Education Services in the role of reviewing existing education programs and developing new course materials.
Chandra Ban Resort (kathmanduecoresort.com), is a peaceful retreat lodge, 35 minutes from the center of Kathmandu offers exclusive, luxury rooms and apartments. All accommodation is on a shared basis. We can accommodate a maximum of 12 retreat participants.
Cost: US$200, includes 2 nights accommodation, all meals starting with dinner on the 28th and ending with lunch on the 30th, course fees, and yoga instructor.
Registration is essential; a deposit of $50 is required to secure your space.
To register and for more information please call 985 109 6016.
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