Transforming Difficult Circumstances Into Wakefulness - An Introduction to the Lojong Teachings

with Shastri Jane Hope

October 25th—October 27th

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  • £70.00 Full Price
Room: Main meditation hall

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.  


About the teacher

Jane Hope 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”.


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.