All Events & Retreats All meditation events & retreats run by Heruka KMC

Kadam John McBretney
Love without Pain

Love without Pain

Is love without pain possible? Love is supposed to bring us happiness but all too often it seems to lead to pain and suffering. According to Buddha, this confusion arises because we fail to distinguish between authentic love and insecure, needy minds that come as disguised as love… not only will our relationships benefit by becoming more harmonious and joyful, but this practical understanding can transform our life and bring real meaning to it.

Saturday 21 January, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Ealing Friends Meeting House, Ealing
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New Year, New You

With Resident Teacher, Kadam John McBretney

With guidance from Kadam John learn how, through meditation, we can start to see beyond our apparent shortcomings by recognising our own extraordinary potential. In this way we can grow an authentic inner confidence that allows us to improve our good qualities, navigate difficult situations and be of real benefit to ourself, our friends and family.

Saturday 28 January, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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How to Start a Meditation Practice

Meditation is a way of calming the mind and developing a more positive approach to life. This course will help you to understand the relationship between inner peace and a happy and positive life. You will learn different types of meditation that lead to an experience of inner peace, and learn ways to maintain a peaceful mind all the time no matter what is taking place around you.

Saturday 11 February, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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Southern Dharma Celebration 2017

The Confidence to Change

The Southern Dharma Celebration is special weekend event which will consist of a combination of teachings, guided meditations and empowerments, providing a multi-faceted approach to the development of true confidence. The highlight of the event is on Saturday when Kadam Bridget Heyes will grant the empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani who embodies the spiritual power of all Buddhas and helps living beings to overcome their obstacles. By receiving this empowerment we draw close to this enlightened being and awaken within us our own potential to become just like him. Everyone is welcome.

Fri 24 Feb - Sun 26 Feb

Camden Centre, King's Cross, London
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Healing the Past, Creating the Future

With Resident Teacher, Kadam John McBretney

Ordinarily it is impossible to go through life without feeling harmed or insulted by others, but it is possible to move on from past hurt, to overcome feelings of anger and resentment and to free ourself from emotional pain. On this course Kadam John will explain Buddha’s scientific methods that enable us to let go and move on with our life.

Saturday 18 March, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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Building Happy Relationships

We face many difficulties day to day and when we get caught up in the storm of our emotions we end up saying or doing things that we regret later. Sometimes the wrong words just come out. Learn the art of loving kindness through Buddhist meditation in order to build happy and harmonious relationships. Come to enjoy being with one another all the time instead of being in constant conflict and arguments.

Saturday 1 April, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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1000-arm Avalokiteshvara

Avalokiteshvara Fasting Retreat

Everyone is welcome to this special fasting and purification practice in
conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Each session of the retreat Involves making prostrations, chanting prayers and reciting mantras.

Fri 21 Apr - Sat 22 Apr, 6:30am - 4:45pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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Letting Go of Anxiety

With Resident Teacher, Kadam John McBretney

The debilitating stress that often sweeps us up and destroys our enjoyment of life can be faced with calmness and wisdom. Navigating skilfully through life’s challenges is how we learn to live fearlessly. Through Buddhist meditation we can uncover the underlying causes of anxiety and learn how to let them go. Through training our mind we will be able to approach seemingly fear-inducing situations with a sense of peace and even enjoyment.

Saturday 6 May, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation is an effective way to combat negative states of mind and create a sense of mental freedom. By gaining experience of Buddhist meditation techniques and positive thinking we can learn to control our mind, rather than allowing our mind to control us. By learning to accept painful feelings, rather than being panicked by them, we can cultivate and maintain a lasting sense of inner peace.

Saturday 20 May, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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Clear Mind Retreat

With Resident Teacher, Kadam John McBretney

This mini-retreat offers the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and focus on meditations on Mahamudra in the beautiful International Retreat Centre in Menorca. Guided by Kadam John McBretney this retreat is a great way to gain a deep experience of inner peace. The meditations will be based on the new book ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Fri 9 Jun - Mon 12 Jun

International Retreat Centre, Illes Balears, Menorca
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Discover Yourself

With Resident Teacher, Kadam John McBretney

On this day course learn how to discover the real you. In so doing you will be able to take yourself less seriously, cope better with change, and really relax. Kadam John will explain Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the way things really are. Gradually, through developing your wisdom in this way, permanent freedom, peace and happiness will become your reality, just as it has for countless people in the past

Saturday 17 June, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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How to Beat Stress

Train in powerful stress-busting techniques derived from ancient Buddhist wisdom, face life’s adversities with a happy heart, learn how to deal with ‘difficult people’ without getting angry, and transform hardships into opportunities for spiritual growth.

Saturday 1 July, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Heruka KMC, Golders Green
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