Discover the True Nature of Love -
How to deal with fear and uncertainty in an increasingly challenging world.
The Buddha taught on Loving Kindness as an antidote to fear as a way to reconnect with the immeasurable treasure of love and confidence we all have within us. This practice has proved to be tremendously helpful to both those who are familiar with meditation and those who are completely new to it.
Many of us long to love and to become more fearless, instead we often find ourselves feeling more and more lonely, frustrated and hard-hearted. The practice of Loving Kindness gently dissolves the tendency to block our natural feelings of confidence and love. This practiceleads us, in a simple and profound way, to an increasingly genuine and unconditional love.
This retreat will provide the tools to establish loving kindness as a source of nourishment and well-being in our life and to integrate it meaningfully into our everyday reality.
With great clarity and warmth, Andrew Warr and Mary-Ellen Kelleher will guide us in a process of learning and discovering, through which we can begin to transform our attitudes and relationships, develop strength and resilience, and bring more wisdom and compassion into every aspect of our lives.
is one of Rigpa’s senior-most instructors. He has been studying and practising Buddhism under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche since 1984, and has been an instructor in Rigpa for over 20 years.
He travels widely in Europe, North America and Australia giving courses, supporting retreats and offering instructor training. He regularly leads short retreats in Dzogchen Beara in Ireland. He has specialised in teaching Loving Kindness.
Mary Ellen Kelleher
is a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1986. Since 23 years she has been holding courses and retreats on cultivating and developing the compassion and wisdom inherent in all of us, using the practices laid out by the Buddha in his teachings as examples and aids. At the same time, she works as a camerawoman and video editor in order to make the teachings of current Buddhist masters available to anyone who is interested.
Born in the United States, she hit the road early in life to discover other cultures and other peoples. After having lived in West Africa and Europe for some years, she took part in the creation of Lerab Ling and at the same time fell in love with the Hérault, region of the south of France.