Finding Happiness from Within
In-Person @Bolton Abbey Village Hall, N Yorks
Saturday 12th December, 9.30am – 5pm
We return to meditate in the peace and tranquility of the Yorkshire Dales at Bolton Abbey Village Hall.
Step back from normal activities and focus on solving problems through meditation using powerful techniques practised for thousands of years.
True happiness cannot be attained by increasing control over our external world. Happiness and suffering exist only within the mind, and so their origins cannot to be found outside the mind. In order to really achieve permanent happiness and freedom from all suffering, we must first achieve peace in our own minds. During this retreat day we will explore meditations that enable us to access and maintain inner peace and joy, even when experiencing difficulties in our life.
There will be time in between retreat sessions, if you wish, to enjoy and relax in the surrounding countryside
The cost of the day retreat is £30 (Centre Membership Scheme £20)
Day Retreat Standard Rate £30
Day Retreat Monthly Member Rate £20
Day Retreat Foundation Programme Member Rate £20
9am – 9.30am – Arrival and reception
9.30am – 10.45am – Session 1 guided meditation
11.45am – 1.00pm – Session 2 guided meditation
1pm – Lunch
3.15pm – 4.30pm – Session 3 guided meditation
4.30pm – 5.00pm – Windup and departure
The sessions will be guided by Gen Kelsang Päljin, Resident Teacher of Buddha Land and Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, who is appreciated for offering clear guidance on meditation and living a a positive life.
Bolton Abbey Village Hall, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX.
Bolton Abbey Village Hall is situated in the heart of Bolton Abbey, next to the village shop and post office, and 5 minutes’ walk from Bolton Abbey Priory Ruins.
The village hall benefits from its own car park with free parking for attendees to the retreat and is a stone’s throw from the nearest bus stop; secure cycle parking is also available.