7th Annual Weekend Chenrezik Retreat 27-29 October 2023

Date 27/10/2023 - 29/10/2023
Time All Day

Kings Caple, Nr Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR1 4UA, United Kingdom


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Following the great success of the previous Chenrezik retreats at Poulstone Court, we will be using this delightful venue in rural Herefordshire once again on the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October 2023 for our seventh residential weekend Chenrezik retreat.  The retreat is open to Dechen sangha members who have taken refuge and received a Chenrezik initiation and/or the reading transmission (lung) of the practice from Lama Jampa Thaye. We will follow the sadhana called “The Benefit of Beings that Pervades Space: The Meditation Recitation of the Great Compassionate One” by Tangtong Gyalpo, the sadhana which is widely practiced at our Dechen Centres.

We highly recommend you to attend if you are new to this Chenrezik practice to help familiarise yourself with it, and seasoned practitioners are also very welcome, as we can all benefit from practising together in a group setting in this very favourable environment.

Poulstone Court is a large Victorian house in rural Herefordshire, about an hour and a quarter’s drive from Bristol. Facilities there include a spacious meditation room with large windows and extensive rural views.  We will set the room up with a beautiful shrine, carpets and cushions, which will create an inspiring practice space. There is also a large living room full of sofas where we can relax in breaks between sessions with self-service tea/coffee available all day/evening, a dining area where delicious vegetarian food is served three times a day and all this is surrounded by open countryside with the River Wye close by.  All kinds of vegetarian special diets can be catered for here on request.

You can see pictures of the 2022 retreat here:  Chenrezik Retreat Nov 22.

The Practice Programme will consist of one and a half hour sessions of Chenrezik practice at the following times: Friday: 8.00pm (1st session 1 hour).  Saturday: 9.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm, 5.00pm.  Sunday: 9.00am, 11.30am, 2.00pm

The weekend will start on the Friday with arrival any time after 3.00pm and dinner at 7.00pm, and will end on the Sunday after the third session at 3.30pm. Breakfast is self-service and available before 9.00am, lunch is served at 1.00pm and dinner at 7.00pm.

Cost: £195. Pay the total cost now or a deposit of £100 when you book, then we’ll invoice you for the remaining £95 at the beginning of October. There may be a small charge if a special diet is requested.

Accommodation:  The bedrooms are large and spacious all with views. There are 5 twin rooms so book early if you’d like to share one of these.  Other rooms have 4 or 5 beds sharing and are very spacious.  Please email your request if you’d like a twin room. There is one single room which is available at a small extra charge.

Please note: Also, if you have any special dietary needs, Poulstone Court cooks are very accommodating on this. All meals are lacto-vegetarian, but should you require meals that are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free or for any other specific request, please let us know. There will be a small extra charge for these.

For more information or to join the retreat please email liz.godfrey@dechen.org / or text Liz on 07747 633577

7th Annual Weekend Chenrezik Retreat   27-29 October 2023

Poulstone Court

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