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Working with the Five Elements

Dates: April 24, 2014 - April 28, 2014

Course Leader: Edie Irwin

Cost: 188 single room, 144 twin each, 112 dorm. Course fee 100

Course Description

Working with the Elements is one of the key components of the Tara Rokpa mind training process developed by the late Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Looking at ourselves and the universe in terms of the elements is a way of looking at the whole and the parts in relation to the whole.

We will work with the five element model of Tibetan traditional medicine and culture - earth, water, fire, air and space. This model provides a very dynamic system of understanding life.

We will explore each of the five elements directly within the pristine natural setting of Holy Isle, through art materials and specific meditation exercises. Some of the work will be outside. Through working with the elements in this way, the corresponding inner elements within ourselves can come into balance.

Please bring comfortable clothes and footwear for all weathers. Art materials will be provided, but a small artist's sketchbook and watercolours, or coloured pencils, may be handy for when we are out and about. Also bring a torch and a water bottle.


Email: reception@holyisle.org
Tel: 01770 601100
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Dietary requirements

Our kitchen is run by a team of volunteers. Our aim is to offer delicious vegetarian food but regretfully we can only cater for dietary requirements arising from a diagnosed medical condition.

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