HELD AT KAMALASHILA TIBETAN BUDDHIST CENTRE 15-17 November 2019
Our Annual Family Retreat proved a real treat for the families as we dropped our ordinary life to get a glimpse into what is truly possible. Khenpo la gifted us space, harmony, fun, warmth, a feeling of connectedness and freedom from our habits, a real breath of fresh air in the context of our busy family lives. We have taken home so much in our hearts and minds and as if this wasn’t enough of a blessing, he sent us off with a prayer he plucked from his mind stream to keep us from losing our way. With so much love and gratitude we say thanks to Khenpo and Kamalashila for holding our families with so much care.
When Khenpo asked a first-time child to the retreat what did he like about the retreat, he said “really loved having fun and laughing with his family”.
Daily Reminder Prayer (Composed by Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe at the 4th Annual Family Retreat at Kamalashila Tibetan Buddhist Centre 2019) When I am angry may I remember patience, When I am greedy may I remember gratitude, When I am jealous may I remember to rejoice, When people criticise, me may I remember my teacher, When I am stressed may I remember the meditation, When I am confused may I remember the wisdom, When I am scared may I remember the Triple Gem, When I am uncertain may I remember my precious human rebirth, When things don’t turn out may I remember cause and effect, When things change unexpectedly may I remember impermanence, When I am sad may I remember the liberation. May all beings be free, and may all beings be happy.