Center for Wisdom and Compassion
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Compassionate Presence, Chenrezig Retreat with Rob Preece (M2 DTEOT)
Time & Location
24. okt. 2020 10.00 CEST – 25. okt. 2020 17.00 CET
About the Event
Compassionate Presence: A Chenrezig retreat
Possibly the most powerful way we can help another in times of pain and suffering is to be truly present with a quality of compassion that allows the other to be as they are free of judgement and free of our need to make it alright.
This is not an easy quality to cultivate. It requires that we are able to be with our own pain in a way that also accepts it as it is rather than fighting it. The courage of compassionate presence is a quality of the heart that enables us to be with suffering and not be overwhelmed by it or to run away from it. In this retreat we will deepen the capacity to heal our own emotional wounding as well as open to others.
During the weekend we will explore many ways of working with the Chenrezig practice including Tong Len, heart energy healing, and a practice known as Samadhi after sound.
The weekend will include the practice of Mahamudra as a basic ground of meditation as well as the process of Kumnye, working with the energy within the body.
About the teacher
ROB PREECE (BSc. Adv. Dip. Transpersonal Psychology UKCP reg.)
Following a 4 year apprenticeship in electronics engineering Rob went to university to study psychology. It was at this time he met both the work of C.G. Jung and Buddhism. In 1973 after a period of travel he met Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nepal. Since that time he has been a practicing Tibetan Buddhist.
After working as a social worker Rob was part of a small group that founded a Buddhist centre in the UK for his Tibetan teachers. For the next four years he studied the foundations of Tibetan practice in that Buddhist community. In 1980 he returned to India and was in retreat for much of the next five years. This gave him a chance to explore the practices of the Tantric tradition in some depth meditating under the guidance of Lama Yeshe, Zopa Rinpoche and Gen Jhampa Wangdu in particular. While in India he was fortunate enough to receive teachings on many of the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, in particular Tantric teachings, from Lamas such as H.H. Dalai Lama, Song Rinpoche and many others. It also gave him the opportunity to learn Thangka (Tantric Icons) painting.
Returning to the west he at first lived as a Tangkha painter and then in 1985 he trained as a psychotherapist principally with the Center for Transpersonal Psychology. This began the process of bringing together the two worlds of Buddhism and Western psychology. He has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1988 gradually developing a style that is a synthesis of Buddhist and Jungian understanding.
Since 1985 he has been leading meditation retreats following the instruction and guidance of his teachers. Lama Yeshe was particularly influential is this, supporting his integration of a more Western approach. This has meant gradually guiding people through a kind of apprenticeship in the practice of Tantra. Rob's one-to-one work is now principally spiritual mentoring bringing together his experience of both Eastern and Western approaches.
He is the author of many books bridging the Tibetan tradition with Western psychology intended to support Buddhist practice in contemporary life. These include The psychology of Buddhist Tantra; The Wisdom of Imperfection; The courage to Feel; Preparing for Tantra; Feeling Wisdom and Tasting the Essence of Tantra.
Rob leads many meditation retreats in the UK some of which incorporate a movement practice facilitated by Anna. He also teaches in Europe and the US. As a father of two sons, an experienced Tangka painter and a keen gardener he tries to ground Buddhist practice in a creative practical lifestyle.
Please create a retreat-like environment in your home where you can enjoy the sessions undisturbed.
During the sessions, please keep your microphone off. Choose to leave the camera on or off (depending on your needs for privacy and concentration during the practices).
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Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 October
(subject to changes)
10h - 11h30 : Session 1
11h30 - 11h 50 Tea Break
11h50 - 13h: Session 2
13- 14h Lunch break
14h - 15h30: Session 3
15h30 - 15h50 Tea Break
15h50 - 17h: Session 4
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