In general we don’t like problems, and we put a lot of effort into solving our problems. But we also know that once problems are solved, new problems are on the horizon.
According to Buddhism, problems are not coming from outside, but are created by our mind. Whether or not we experience a situation as a problem is determined by how we view the situation and our attitude towards it.
In this course you will receive tools to identify our tendencies to externalize and exaggerate problems. We will explore the different methods in Buddhism that counteract the tendencies we have. We will discuss how we can transform the way we look at a situation, so that what looks as a problem becomes an opportunity for growth. We will also discuss how we can transform our attitude, so that a difficult situation that burdens us becomes an opportunity to benefit others.
The retreat Teacher
Venerable Lhundup Jamyang was born in the Netherlands in 1961 and has worked for 12 years as a physiotherapist with children. In 1997 Jamyang came into contact with Buddhism after which she went to Australia to study. In 2007 Jamyang went to Buddha House, Adelaide and worked as the Spiritual Programme Coordinator and teacher.
In 2009 Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised Venerable Jamyang to study the Madhyamakavatara, as part of the Master’s Program. Jamyang is co-writer of the study-manual for the Madhyamakavatara, and has been painting tangkas for over 20 years.
The ticket investment covers the facility fee and fully catered healthy vegetarian meals. This excludes accommodation. Mahamudra offer a 20% discount on the range of accommodation options including camping which are made available to participants. Information is provided when booking the retreat.
A 10% membership discount is applicable for members (please contact the Main Office).