Bodhichitta, the “Mind of enlightenment”, is the heart of the Mahayana path. This weekend is a rare opportunity to explore the different methods that lead to the cultivating this precious quality. Learning through teaching, discussion Q&A and meditation will be encouraged and all are welcome!
You will be able to join in periods of silence, experience taking 24 hour vows ( 8 Mahayana precepts* ) and request individual advice on your practice.
Ven. Mary Reavey will lead this retreat in Stockholm. This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced students who aim to enhance/deepen their meditation experience. So, even those who are new to the Buddhist path, but who have the inclination to understand the path more deeply, will find this retreat inspiring and a source of learning.
About ven Mary Reavey
She is very experienced and skilled teacher. Born in Scotland, and led by a love of adventure and trekking, Mary Reavey was a staff nurse when she first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery in Nepal in 1978. Mary attended a month long course taught by FPMT Founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche who emphasised the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.
In 2001 Mary took ordination as a nun with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, then taught meditation and Buddhist philosophy at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Buddhist centres in Preston, Liverpool, and at Armley Prison, Dumfries Prison, Leeds General Infirmary, St. James’ Hospital and Wheatfields Hospice – where she held regular meditation sessions until 2012.
Over the years Ven Mary has undertaken and led many meditation retreats. She completed a one-year solitary retreat in 2014 and another three-month retreat in 2015. She continues to regularly teach at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Jamyang Liverpool and in York. Ven Mary has recently moved to Jedburgh in order to live nearer to Land of Joy Retreat Centre where she regularly leads retreats.
Bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for anyone who, motivated by great compassion, a person who is able to reach nirvana, but delays and stays, through compassion for suffering beings.
Cost: 100 kr/50 kr for students/pensioners.
Price: 800 kr (or 400 kr/day). 600 kr (or 300 kr/day) for students/pensioners. Coffee, tea, and snacks included.