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Location: London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Embodying Acceptance, Compassion and Joy with Anam Thubten and Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche

Tibetan Buddhism offers rich wisdom on bringing every kind of  situation onto the spiritual path. All the challenges that occur in our lives can be a source of inner growth if we welcome them with an open heart and an enlightened perspective. Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche has recently published book entitled “Loving Life As It Is,” which is highly relevant to this retreat. Both teachers will speak about how to nurture the qualities that support these timeless teachings in meditation practice and how to embody these teachings in everyday life.


This programme will take place in person at the London Shambhala Meditation Centre but can also be attended online – Please contact Katrina on [email protected] if you would like to participate remotely.


Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the US, Europe and Asia. He is the author of several books, including Embracing Each Moment, No Self, No Problem, and The Citadel of Awareness. Through sharing his wisdom and personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the timeless teachings of Buddhism.


Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche was born in the Golok region of Eastern Tibet as the fourth descendant of the great Tibetan master Dudjom Lingpa, one of the foremost spiritual masters of 19th Century Tibet. At the age of 15, he was recognized as the reincarnation of Rigzin Longsel Nyingpo by Choktrul Tamdrin Wangyel. He attended Larung Gar Monastery and studied Buddhist teachings in great depth. These included Sutra and Tantra as well as Dzogchen pith instructions and empowerments with Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok. 

Rinpoche currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014 Rinpoche founded The Abhaya Fellowship, a Buddhist community dedicated to keeping the Nyingma lineage of the Dudjom Tersar alive.


More information on Dharmata Foundation may be found here at dharmata.org.

More information on  Abaya Foundation may be found at https://www.abhayafellowship.org

Information about Chakung Jigme Wangdrak’s new book can be found here


Friday Public Talk

Friday is a public talk that is open to all, there is a suggested donation of £10 if you are only attending the public talk, which can be made in person on the evening.


Weekend Retreat

The early bird registration fee of £90 is available until two weeks prior, after which time the fee will be £110. A concession fee of £60 is available for those earning below £25,000 per annum and a concession fee of £50 is available for those earning below £20,000.  Please contact [email protected] to arrange a concession. 

We do not want cost to be a barrrier to anyone attending and understand that these are challenging times financially for many people – please do not hesitate to contact us if you require a further concession.

Teaching Gift – It is traditional to offer a teaching gift which goes directly to the teacher to help support them in their efforts to continue teaching and sharing the Buddhist teachings. This is not really a payment for the weekend, it is given with a sense of generosity and offered from the heart. If you have been touched by the teachings and feel grateful to the teacher, this is one way in which you can show your appreciation and help in turning of the Wheel of Dharma.


Payment Terms and Conditions

Please register and pay in full on registration, ensuring you click on the relevant price option to go through to PayPal where you can also pay by credit/debit card. Cancellation up to 1 week before the programme will receive a full refund, after that there will be a £20 fee charged for cancellation up until two days before, after which no refund is granted.



Further Information

Friday: arrival from 7:15pm, start 7.45pm, finish 9:00pm
Saturday: Tea/coffee & registration 9.30am, start 10am. Finish 4.30pm
Sunday: Tea/coffee 9.30am, start 10am. Finish 4.30pm
Signing up with the intention to attend both days of the retreat helps to create the right environment for us to learn and practice the teachings together. The teachers request that you consider this when planning to attend, whether in person or online. 
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