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Healing from the Source

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Event Description

 


Dates

September 3-8, 2019

Level

Beginner-Intermediate

Silence Level

Partial


What is it?

Spiritual healing is essential in our lives today.  We all suffer emotional and psychological wounding to some degree. For some, this can shape and influence our lives in ways that may for some be unconscious and for others much more obvious. It is painful to find we are affected by emotional patterns that we are not always able to heal. We may look towards Buddhist practice to help us resolve these problems but often we can put a veneer of spiritual practice over unresolved emotional wounds. How do we heal? How do we bring together our spiritual practice with psychological healing? This is not always obvious. During this retreat we will begin to explore the nature of psychological healing.

Rob will draw on years of experience both as a teacher and psychotherapist to look at how we can begin to shape our Buddhist practice to more directly effect the healing process. In this retreat, Rob will bring together the practices of Mahamudra, Vajrasattva and KumNye in a fresh and creative way to explore the healing process, recognising that we all have within our nature the Source of our innate health.

Join Rob, a Buddhist practitioner and meditator of many decades and a sought-after teacher around the world, for an experience that opens the heart to our inner selves and gentle ways of seeing ourselves.


Additional information
  • Rob would like some information about you if you register by filling out a form.  Please fill it out either online or by downloading and posting directly to Rob.
  • Please plan on arriving between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on the first day of the retreat.
  • Please plan on departing approximately 2:00 PM on the last day of the retreat.
  • For a preview of our accommodations, please click here.
  • For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.

If you are interested in serving as Course Liaison for this retreat, please apply here.

Ordained monastics should contact the office directly to register.


  • 3 September 2019 to 8 September 2019

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Teacher Bio

Rob Preece

Rob Preece

Rob Preece has been a practicing Tibetan Buddhist for the past 40 years. He was a founding member of Manjushri Institute in the UK and lived there until 1980 when he went into retreat above Dharamsala on the guidance of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He remained there for the next five years primarily in retreat but with the opportunity to study with a number of eminent lamas including Song Rinpoche, Lati Rinpoche, Gomo Rinpoche and H.H. Dalai Lama.

Returning to the west in 1985 he began to train as a psychotherapist at the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology in London, in Jungian based psychotherapy. Since that time he has had a busy psychotherapy practice and has taught many workshops on comparative Jungian and Buddhist Psychology. More recently his work has shifted from psychotherapy to spiritual mentoring.

Over the past 25 years Rob has also lead many meditation retreats introducing the practices of the Tantric tradition with a wish to honor Lama Yeshe's profound and creative approach to practice. Many of these retreats bring together the combination of meditation and movement guided by his wife Anna. In 2005 Rob was initiated as a Granicero or 'weather worker' within the Nahual tradition of Central Mexico something that informs his work with the land and weather within which he lives in the UK. He brings together the Tantric tradition with this shamanic background as a means to help Tantric practice become grounded in relation to the land and the elements of the natural world.

Rob is an experienced thangka painter, keen gardener and the father of two boys. He is the author of The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra, The Wisdom of Imperfection, The Courage to Feel and Preparing for Tantra.

Teacher’s fees

Traditionally, spiritual teachings are considered priceless; remuneration of our teachers is not included in the fee information detailed on this page. Instead, we invite you to consider bringing a cash donation with you to express your gratitude for the teachings. (Participants get a chance to present a cash offering to the teachers on the last day of the retreat and this is supplemented by a donation from Vajrapani Institute.)

Fees (inclusive of accommodation and meals)

Option A is a subsidized fee designed to allow as many people to attend as possible. These fees are supported by generous contributions to Vajrapani Institute. Option B reflects the true cost of hosting visitors and is higher as a result. We encourage you to choose Option B if you’re financially able. The accommodations are the same for both options.

10% membership discounts are applicable for members.

Option A Option B
Camping $499 $613
Dorm $651 $824
Semi-private room $704 $876
Private room $966 $1,133
Private room – extra person $599 $773
Cabin $1,160 $1,324
Cabin – extra person $656 $850