Creative Wisdom - A Manjushri Retreat with Rob Preece (Module 3)
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About the Event
Creative Wisdom: A Manjushri Retreat
How we express creatively ourselves in our life can sometimes feel blocked by limiting fears and inhibitions.
We may know what we wish to communicate but feel unable to bring this out skilfully and from a place of inner wisdom.
Discovering our capacity to communicate is not just through speech, it means discovering the ‘language’ that suits us individually through our body, speech or mind.
When communication creatively expresses our true nature, it has power and wisdom that can be a great benefit to others. It can become an expression of Bodhicitta.
Manjushri is the Bodhisattva of clear communication and shows us the example of creative energy rooted in the depth of wisdom rather than the ego’s self-preoccupation. In this retreat we will explore what awakens this capacity of creative wisdom, clearing what limits and obscures it.
We explore the elements of fire’s inspiration and the earth’s manifestation and how they combine to bring out the embodiment of our capacity for expression in the service of others.
Saturday & Sunday
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
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.
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