West London Buddhist Centre

City Retreat: Letting Go and Waking Up

City Retreat: Letting Go and Waking Up

Wednesday 30th December 2020 – Saturday 2nd January 2021


Don't Panic, But London Might Get A Dusting Of Snow Tomorrow


The Four Reminders

The Four Mind Turnings

Four ordinary preliminary practices

Four thoughts that transform the mind

Four thoughts that touch the heart


The Four Reminders
1. This Precious Opportunity 

2. Impermanence

3. Karma; action and the fruits of action 

4. The Defects of Samasara 

Alternative version…
1. This human birth is precious, an opportunity to awaken.

2. This body is impermanent, death is certain.

3. The karma I create shapes the course of my life.

4. Life has inevitable difficulties, no-one can control it all.




Day 1: Wednesday 30th December

Day 2: Thursday 31st December

Day 3: Friday 1st January

Day 4: Saturday 2nd January

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