RETREAT Awakens your compassionate potential

Enlightening Your Brave Heart | RETREAT DAY 
on Module 1  'Awakens your compassionate potential'

SAT 22 FEB |10:00 - 16:00 with Grace Gyatso and Jan Andresen

The retreat day brings together what you have learned over the previous 4 to 6 evening classes in the series with a discussion and interactive activities including Buddhist meditation and reflection techniques.
The facilitators will take you through meditation, discussion, interactive activities and reflection.

In order to get the most of it, we suggest attending a minimum of 4 evening classes of the course "Enlightening Your Brave Heart" in one module to book the retreat day.


  • Session 1: 10.00am to 11.15am 
  • Tea break: 11.15am to 11.30am 
  • Session 2: 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Lunch: 12.30pm to 2.00pm
  • Session 3: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Break: 3.00pm to 3.15pm 
  • Session 4: 3.15pm to 4.00pm 


Jan Andresen: 
Jan Andresen first met the Dharma at Jamyang in 2002 and has been closely involved with the centre since then, currently serving on Jamyang's Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of Khen Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering's Foundations of Buddhist Thought course. Jan has taught several introductory courses at Jamyang such as Buddhism In A Nutshell and modules of Discovering Buddhism. He works in IT Operations Management in London and has a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London.

Grace Gyatso
In 1997, Grace Gyatso became Buddhist at the age of 24 which has shaped her adult life. Her path has been one of service and trying to practically apply the teachings to daily life. Whilst volunteering at Mahamudra Retreat Centre in 2007, Grace was fortunate to become a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche which led her to do the one-month November course at Kopan monastery (an annual Lam Rim retreat). This led to almost a decade of service: firstly, as Tushita Meditation Centre Director and secondly, as Director of the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW) an international, secular education project. Whilst serving at Tushita in Dharamsala, Grace was able to attend regular teachings with His Holiness Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Dagri Rinpoche and other teachers of Lama Zopa. During the same period, Grace became a mum and her son is now seven years old. Grace has since returned to teaching and loves to facilitate learning. She currently teaches Academic English and facilitates Intercultural Communication Training programmes.


Booking is not mandatory but highly recommended because Jamyang can give you a better service

Jamyang Buddhist Centre operates within the ideal of offering dharma teachings without charging a fee, so that money is not an obstacle for anyone to hear the precious teachings and participate in the practices. We rely on the generous hearts of those who are moved to support the spiritual offerings and keep them open to everyone regardless of ability to pay.


  • What can I expect from this course? A better understanding of the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy.
  • Can I follow as drop-in? Of course, but you can’t join the online study forum of the course.
  • Can I attend just the retreat day/s? In order to get the most of it, we suggest attending a minimum of 4 evening classes in one module to book the retreat day.
  • Retreat is mandatory? No, but we suggest attending the retreat to develop deep clarity and understanding. 
  • Is it the lunch price included in the retreat? No, lunch is not included.  

Event Properties

Event date 22-02-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 22-02-2020 4:00 pm
Suggested Donation 40
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London
43A Renfrew Road, Lambeth, London SE11 4NA, UK London, London SE11 4NA United Kingdom
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London
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Jamyang is an affiliated centre of the 
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

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