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The Inseparability of the Spiritual Friend and Avalokiteshvara. A Mini-Retreat with Paul Chichester.

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - October 23 @ 1:30 pm

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Free – £90.00

About this retreat
“Ultimately, the reason why love and compassion bring the greatest happiness is simply that our nature cherishes them above all else. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama is perhaps the greatest expounder of Buddha’s view of reality alive in the world today. We owe much to his efforts to understand and propagate this powerful means of creating peace on earth and personal liberation.  At the request of his students, at a very young age, His Holiness wrote this Chenrezig practice for developing wisdom and compassion, to teach us how to reverse the cycle of karma. 
With the wish to create the cause for personal and planetary healing, and to create the cause for the long life of this great being, The Dalai Lama, Paula has offered to lead this beautiful practice in as many places as possible. Her four decades of personal practice of guru devotion enables her to bring the practice home to you, to make it touch your heart and inspire you to lead a better life. The retreat will combine Chenrezig practice with Lam Rim meditation, and general tips on how to meditate with a happy mind and body.

The retreat will close with Paula sharing her moving spiritual songs with the retreatants.

Is this for me?
Yes – this retreat is open to anyone who is inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and who wishes to strengthen their connection to him and to his teachings on how to become more compassionate and wise.

What can I expect?
Paula will lead 5 sessions over three days. This is not a residential retreat.

About the Teacher
Paula Chichester is known for her friendly, experiential teaching style that evolved from 4 decades of full-time training in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation as well as diverse psycho-somatic healing arts from Asia and the West. Her ability to distill and impart the essence of these disciplines is inspired by her main teachers, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. Paula is dedicated to help create a world culture of health, compassion, wisdom and joy.


  • Friday 21 October (19:00 – 20:30)
  • Saturday 22 October (10:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 13:30, 14:30 – 16:00)
  • Sunday 23 October (10:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 13:30)

How to join
Book your ticket below. Participants can attend online or in-person. You will receive a Zoom link in your confirmation email.

Our Generosity Model
As a non-profit organisation, we rely on donations to be able to provide our programmes. We set recommended donation tiers as a guideline for students. However, everyone can register for our Buddhist programmes, regardless of financial circumstances. If the recommended donation tiers are not feasible for you, please get in touch at [email protected] so we can come up with a donation level that works for you!


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October 21 @ 7:00 pm
October 23 @ 1:30 pm
Free – £90.00
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