Saturday 18 November 2023 (10:30 -13:00)
126 Hampton Road, Redland
On our practice sessions we begin with a chant entitled the Proclamation of Goodness. Although it has only four lines, these are a description of the whole of the Shambhala path and we are really pleased to have John Seex unravel this for us. On the subject John says, “The Proclamation of Goodness is a Shambhala inspired opening chant that echoes the Four Dharmas of Gampopa. The central message is that we are all working, practicing to increase confidence in basic goodness. It is beyond the personal; we seek the transformation of wrongdoing or ignorance into enlightened activity through trust in the inherent basic goodness in all people, all situations and all phenomena. This is not easy in these challenging times and we need confidence to not lose our view: the sun is always there even when it is obscured by the clouds.”
John is well known to the Bristol group having been a teacher in the Shambhala Lineage for many years and led retreats and programmes in various centres across Europe. His background in psychotherapy both in the role of teaching and private practice, enables him to bring this understanding of the human condition to interpret the wisdom of the dharma in a unique way.
You are welcome to attend the City Retreat in person or via Zoom using this link.
Date: Saturday 18 November
Time: 10.30 to 1 pm
Venue: Small Meeting Room, Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Park, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6JE.
Suggested donation - £8
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