Opening the Heart: Joy of Living 2 Retreat (@Dharmalaya, 29 May – 4 Jun 2020)

What: Meditation retreat (residential)

Topic: Opening the heart with meditation

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 29 May – 4 June 2020

Language: English

Facilitators: Tsunma Kunsang Palmo and Mark Moore, with yoga led by Daphne Charles


A six-day meditation retreat designed by world-renowned meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, with special features unique to the retreats at Dharmalaya, including a yoga programme integrated with the meditation instruction.

Meditation empowers us to use any situation or experience, even difficult emotions and pain, as a gateway to joy and inner peace. In this second retreat in the Joy of Living series, we explore ways in which meditation can be used to create an open and joyful heart.

Over these six days, we will explore how meditating on love, compassion, joy and equanimity can open our hearts to the world around us and decrease the self-fixation that lies at the root of suffering. In this retreat, we will examine:

  • How our tendency to fixate on our own wellbeing creates anxiety and suffering
  • How positive mental states like love and compassion erode the causes of dissatisfaction
  • How these positive mental states can be cultivated through meditation
  • How ordinary experiences, and even ‘negative’ factors like difficult emotions and physical pain, can be transformed

For details and registration, see this page