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Visiting Teachers in 2015

Unfortunately, John Peacock is not well enough to teach at the BRC in March 2015.   We wish him a steady recovery and hope that he will be able to visit the BRC again later in 2015.

Jonathan Preboy and Anna Scharfenburg: January  5 – 9 & May 29 – 31 

Rob Nairn and Lucy Draper-Clarke:  March 24 – 29 2015

Lama Marut:  April 30 – May 3 2015

Jonathan Preboy and Anna Scharfenburg: January  5 - 9 & May 29 – 31

Jonathan Preboy and Anna Scharfenburg will offer retreatants the opportunity to practise Insight Meditation  (Vipassana) using the traditional method of Mahasi Sayadaw and Achan Tong.

Rob Nairn and Lucy Draper-Clarke:  March 24 – 29 2015

Rob Nairn and Lucy Draper-Clarke will give graduated instruction on how to tame our wayward minds, through the practices of mindfulness, compassion and insight. Mindfulness alone seldom frees us from the unseen patterns that keep enduring peace and happiness out of reach. The route to real freedom requires the penetrating light of insight, held within compassionate acceptance. During this 5 day retreat, we will embark upon a step-by-step path designed to help participants identify experientially the many tricks of the mind that keep us trapped. We will learn how to free ourselves, and how to bring the essential qualities of awareness into our daily living. The styles of teaching will include instruction, sitting and movement practices, as the basis for inquiry and reflection.

Lama Marut:  April 30 – May 3 2015


lama-marutLama Marut (aka Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism. He also holds a doctorate in Comparative Religion and taught for over 2 decades in the academic world, first at Columbia University, and later at the University of California, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2004. He lived as a Buddhist monk for 8 years and has served for the past 15 years as a spiritual teacher to students across the world. In addition to several scholarly studies and translations based on Sanscrit materials, he is the author of the popular and award winning books "A Spiritual Renegades Guide to the Good Life" and "Be Nobody". His frequently posted audio and video podcasts reach people around the globe.  www.lamamarut.org