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Buddhism & Yoga – Advanced Level 2 – With Ven. Lobsang Namgyel and Annie McGhee
From Monday, 19. November 2018
To Friday, 23. November 2018
Location : Main gompa

This is a special course, that will combine the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism in depth led by Venerable Lobsang Namgyel, and Yin Yoga led by Annie McGhee. It's an ideal course for those who would like to deepen their understanding of Buddhism and their practice of Yoga. 

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Ven. Namgyel is a Western senior monk, with an array of life experiences and a unique, friendly and humorous style which makes students feel comfortable from the start. His western view of Buddhism allows students to understand the Buddhist philosophy in a very experiential manner.

Annie resides in Australia, is a fully qualified and accredited yoga teacher, has been practicing yoga for over five decades and teaching for more than twenty-five years. She is experienced in numerous styles of yoga that are influenced by her Tibetan Buddhist practice.

Course content

Venerable Namgyel will be teaching the advanced points of the Lam-Rim; Bodhichitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings and the Wisdom that understands reality as it is, along with the two truths, the conventional and the ultimate truth.  

Yin yoga is a perfect counterbalance for us in our busy lives. In these asanas (poses) we move beyond the muscles, which are Yang, as they’re soft & elastic, into the Yin connective tissues (the ligaments & the fascia), which are stiff & inelastic. On a subtler level, the Yin sequences improve the flow of prana (chi/life-force) through the energy channels (nadis/meridians) into the internal organs and tissues around the joints, where energy may have become stagnant. 


This is an advanced course. We suggest students attending The Basics Level 1 course Root Institute will be offering previous to this course. The course will include mindfulness meditations, Buddhist philosophy classes, Yoga practices, group discussions and optional pilgrimage to the Mahabodhi Stupa.

Teachings are presented from an experiential point of view.

This course will include full days in silence.


Mon 19 Nov  
4:00pm Introduction to course by Spiritual Programme Coordinator
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm First session with Venerable Namgyel
Tue 20 to Thu 22  
6:45am Morning meditation
7:30am Breakfast
8:45am Yoga session
10:00am Break
10:30am Session with Venerable Namgyel
12noon Lunch
2:00pm Discussion group
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Yoga session
4:00pm Break
4:30pm Session with Venerable Namgyel 
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening meditation
Fri 23  
6:45am Morning meditation
7:30am Breakfast
8:45am Yoda session
10:00am Break
10:30am Last session with Venerable Namgyel 
12 noon Big Love Lunch
2:00pm Pilgrimage to Mahabodhi temple (optional)


Note: This schedule is subject to change.


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