Countryside meditation retreat – Finding the stillness within
Nov, Fri 2nd to Sun 4th | with Kadam Mark | at Langebæk Course & Retreat Center, Petersgaard Alle 2, 4772 Langebæk
About the meditation retreat
Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace of meditation for yourself. Be guided through simple meditations that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment. This retreat is suitable for everyone, and provides an excellent introduction to meditation. Taught by Kadampa Buddhist teacher Kadam Mark, experienced retreat leader and inspiring teacher, it offers a unique opportunity to experience stillness within in the tranquil setting of Langebæk retreat centre.
What is a meditation retreat?
A meditation retreat gives us the opportunity to take a break from our busy life and take some time out to gain deeper experience of meditation and its benefits. On retreat you will discover how meditation helps improve our overall levels of inner peace, happiness and well-being. This can give us great encouragement and confidence in our ability to continue to enjoy meditation and its benefits long after the retreat is over.
The retreat program
The weekend starts with an introduction session at 7.30pm on Friday, 2nd November. A light supper will be served at 6pm on Friday 2nd, before the retreat starts. The retreat finishes at 12.30pm on Sunday, 4th November. Following the introduction on Friday, there will be 4 talks and guided meditation sessions on Saturday and 2 talks and guided meditation sessions on Sunday. In each session Kadam Mark will explain clearly how to engage in the particular meditation and its benefits for our daily life. Then he will guide each meditation, enabling us to gain deep experience of each meditation and its benefits. All talks and meditations will be in clear, easy to understand English. During the breaks you can take a peaceful walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside and quiet nearby forest. Also, you can simply relax or chat with the other people on the retreat, in what is always a warm, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere.
Death: teachings for a happy life
Nov, Sat 10th | 10:00 – 13:15 | with Kadam Mark
We are alive therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth. Though it is not our usual way of thinking, contemplating our own mortality leads to a profoundly worry-free and happy life. The meditation on death quickly eliminates all our ordinary worries and anxieties, leading us to an enjoyable and successful spiritual life.
The workshop will include talks and guided meditations in clear, easy-to-understand English. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with more experience of meditation.
Workshop fee: 200kr | members 50kr
The empowerment of Buddha Je Tsongkhapa
December, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd | 10:00 to 13:15 | with Kadam Mark | KMC Copenhagen
In the example of Buddha Je Tsongkhapa we find a vision of authentic hope of wisdom for ourselves and our world. He is the embodiment of a fully awakened compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power. By making a connection to Je Tsongkhapa through this empowerment, we will place indestructible potentials on our mind that will gradually develop these qualities in ourself.
The empowerment is a deeply peaceful guided meditation through which we connect to a Buddha’s inspiration. By receiving the empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa, the Buddha of wisdom, we have the opportunity to make this connection. In this way we can begin the journey to our full our spiritual potential for wisdom, as well as find lasting inner peace and happiness.
Talks and meditations in clear, easy to understand English.
Course fee: 325kr | one day only: 200kr
A warm heart
Dec, Sat 8th | 10.00 to 13.15 | with Kadam Mark | KMC Copenhagen
Discover the healing power of meditation on love and compassion to help us solve our problems, improve our relationships and find deep and lasting inner peace and genuine happiness.
Love is not just something we find, it’s a natural quality of our own minds. In this workshop we will discover – through our own experience – how we can all learn to connect with these natural qualities of love and compassion, cultivate them and strengthen them. Through this experience we will realize how they naturally improve our inner peace, happiness, well being and relationships with others.
We will learn meditations and practices for daily life from the Buddhist meditation tradition that have proven effective for centuries in enabling everyone (Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike) to discover the healing power of love and compassion.
Workshop fee: 200kr | members 50kr