Spring Semester: I Think I'm A Buddhist with Ven. Mary Reavey
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About the Event
I think I am a Buddhist
As a continuation of the topics of the previous module, the title for this module will be "I think I'm a Buddhist".
The first sessions will focus on the joy of refuge, clarifying the significance of faith and vows.
The module will continue with an introduction to Karma.
The first and every step on the path of Buddha Dharma is Refuge.
Ven Mary's Tuesday teachings in May will highlight the joy of Refuge, clarifying the role of faith and vows.
"I am a Buddhist, what now?"
Tuesday 6th April: Refuge
Tuesday 20th April: Refuge
Tuesday 18th May: Refuge
Tuesday 1st June: Karma
Tuesday 15th June: Karma
Tuesday 29th June: Karma
Tuesday 6th July: Karma
About Ven. Mary Reavey
Led by a love of adventure and trekking, Mary Reavey was a staff nurse when she first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, Nepal in 1978. Mary attended a month-long course taught by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche who emphasised the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.
In 2001 Mary took ordination as a nun with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, then taught meditation and Buddhist philosophy at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Buddhist centres in Preston, Liverpool, and at Armley Prison, Dumfries Prison, Leeds General Infirmary, St. James’ Hospital and Wheatfields Hospice where she held regular meditation sessions until 2012.
Over the years Ven Mary has undertaken and led many meditation retreats. She completed a one-year solitary retreat in 2014.
She continues to regularly teach at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Jamyang Liverpool and in York. Ven Mary has recently moved to Jedburgh in order to live nearer to Land of Joy Retreat Centre where she regularly leads retreats.
- Regular fee1,100 kr1,100 kr00 kr
- Reduced (conditions apply)700 kr700 kr00 kr