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Transforming Difficult Circumstances Into Wakefulness

with Jane Hope
October 25 / 7:15 PM - October 27 / 6:00 PM

Transforming Difficult Circumstances Into Wakefulness

An Introduction to the Lojong Teachings

We will be looking at the negative habitual patterns that make our lives painful. We will examine how these patterns run our lives and cause problems for ourselves and other people. When we become aware of what we are doing, these habitual patterns lose their power and problems become an opportunity to wake up.  

We will be studying and practising what are known as the Lojong teachings which are a wonderfully effective way of seeing through our own blind spots. Lojong has been taught and practised extensively by all the major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism for centuries and it is these teachings that have given genuine Tibetan spirituality its warmth, compassion and good humour.  


This weekend is part of 'The Way of Compassion' series of weekends. You are welcome to attend this, or any of the other weekends, as a one-off programme, or to deepen your experience by following the whole series.


About the teacher

Jane Hope has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher for over 30 years. She studied with the great meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and has completed many retreats. 

Jane is a painter and is presently completing a series of paintings based on Welsh mythology. She was employed for 15 years as a Bereavement Counsellor working with families where a baby had died. She is the author of a number of books including ‘The Beginners Guide to Buddhism’ and spent several years teaching Shambhala in Ukraine. 


Additional Information

Friday: tea / coffee & registration from 7:00pm

Saturday/Sunday: tea/coffee from 9:00am, start 9:30am. Finish 6:30pm

Lunch will not be provided.

There will be a light reception at the end of the weekend.



Cost of the course is £70.  A concession cost of £50 is available for those earning below £17,000.  Please contact [email protected] to apply for a concession.

It is traditional on Buddhist programmes to have the opportunity to offer the teacher what we call a heart gift. This is an entirely voluntary possibility to offer a financial gift to the teacher, in appreciation of their willingness to devote their time and energy in sharing these teachings.

Payment Terms and Conditions

Please register and pay in full on registration, to pay by card - please click through to PayPal where there is an option to pay by card without having a PayPal account. 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 the 24th October 2019 after which no refund is granted.


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