Kamalashila is a longtime member of the Triratna Community who has taught meditation since his ordination in 1974. He is a founder of Vajraloka Meditation Centre in Wales. He also has connections with Buddhafield, a land-based Buddhist collective running retreats and festivals, and the West London Buddhist Centre. Kamalashila has now settled in London after many years exploring Dharma practice in rural and wilderness retreats. He has always been inspired by Milarepa and his lineage. As well as his lifelong connection as a teacher with Triratna, he trained for a few years under Lama Shenpen Hookham and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, who is known for his outstanding commentaries and recordings about Milarepa’s songs. Kamalashila lived as a hermit for several years in Wales under Rinpoche’s blessing and Shenpen’s guidance. He is the author of Buddhist Meditation: Tranquility, Imagination and Insight, now it is its 3rd edition (2012).
Events with Kamalashila
November 13, 2020
Meditating and Contemplating the Dharma according to the Tibetan Yogi Milarepa A GUEST PROGRAM This retreat will focus on the extraordinary way of life of Milarepa. Together, we will form a community focused on practice, supporting one another. Along with meditation, there will be teachings to ground us in the material, and rituals to open the heart and inspire us. Our texts for contemplation will be from The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa (the new translation by Christopher Stagg). PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Underlying Milarepa’s approach to meditation, insight and awakening are a number of psycho-physical yogic practices, inherited from India via…