Mirror of Reflection: The Life of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Shastri Jane Hope

February 24th—February 25th

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  • £130 Full Price
  • £110 Early Bird
Room: London meditation hall

The London Shambhala Centre is pleased to host a weekend on Yeshe Tsogyal February 24-25, 2018.

Yeshe Tsogyal was an eighth-century Tibetan princess who renounced a private life of privilege to become a celebrated practitioner and spiritual master.  She faced many obstacles, including hunger, isolation, violence and even rape.  We see how she was able to transmute pain and suffering instantaneously into wisdom and openness.  She was able to fully open to whatever was arising, directly and without hesitation or judgment.  She never became bitter or victimised by her experiences and was able to sustain her empathy for others and to return kindness for all the cruelty and savagery she encountered in her life.

During the weekend we will look at the various themes portrayed in her life story and see what relevance they have for us today.  Hers is a lineage story that can inspire all of us who are striving to recognise our own basic goodness in these difficult times.  The weekend will involve talks, discussion exercises and meditation practise - it is advisable to have some experience of meditation practise.



About the teacher

Shastri Jane Hope is a long-term student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and a founding member of the London Shambhala Meditation Centre. She has been appointed by the Sakyong as a 'shastri', or senior teacher, for the UK and the Ukraine. Jane has been teaching since 1981 in the UK, North America and Europe. Born on the edge of the Pennines in the North East of England, Jane studied fine art and, like many of her generation became fascinated by Eastern religions and art. In the late 60’s, while living and working with an experimental theatre group and commune, the Exploding Galaxy, she started to hear rumours about an “interesting and outrageous young lama” who was living somewhere in UK. This was Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Jane worked for 15 years as a Bereavement Counsellor working with parents whose baby had died from SIDS (Sudden Infant death Syndrome). She has three published books, including “The Beginners Guide to Buddhism”.


Payment Terms and Conditions

Please register and pay in full on registration.  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 22nd February after which no refund is granted.

The early bird registration fee of £110 is available until 16th February after which time the fee will be £130. A concession fee of £80 is available for those earning below £17,000 per annum and a concession fee of £60 is available for those earning below £12,000.  Please contact [email protected] to request a concession. 


Additional Information

Sat/Sun: tea/coffee 9am, start 9.30am, finish 6pm.  Lunch will be provided, any allergies please include details in comment box of registration screen.

For further information please email: [email protected]