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Autumn Retreat: Compassion, the Great Connector CANCELLED

Sadly our retreat up on Holy Island this October has been Covid-cancelled. All the Samye Ling centres, including the Island, have decided to keep their doors closed until 2021 at the earliest. It’s sad but understandable that our retreat has fallen to that decision.  However, Adam in the office has given us the same slot […]

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Maitri: the Buddhist practice of self-acceptance

What is maitri?  The Buddhist conception of compassion is profound. On one level there is a strong drive to let go of ‘self’ and put others first. But, before we can truly do that we need profound self-acceptance. Otherwise we might waste our life-energy in self-hatred. Or worse still,  our ‘compassion’ will be eaten up […]

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