Exploring the Five Elements - FULLY BOOKED

Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space, as taught by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

This course is now closed

14 June 2024 - 18 June 2024

Leader: Ani Palden Zangmo

Cost Information: Cost: £264 single room, £392 for two people sharing a twin, £148 dorm. Full board and lodging costs.

Course fee by donation (Dana)

Course outline

This retreat is now fully booked.
We do not keep waiting lists but will open up accommodation through the website as and when it becomes available. Cancellations will open up places online as soon as they happen so do keep checking.

This experiential course will investigate the Five Elements, which make up the Universe and our own bodies. Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space.

Contemplations of the Five Elements form an important component of Tara Rokpa Therapy, developed by Akong Rinpoche - founder of Samye Ling Monastery - according to his knowledge of traditional Tibetan medicine and his own spiritual tradition. Tara Rokpa Therapy offers ways to help us face the difficulties we experience in everyday life. It is a unique system which can transform the way we deal with suffering; either by overcoming difficulties or by being able to accept and face them.

There is great value in exploring and coming to understand the Elements in our complete environment; especially their interconnection with ourselves at a physical, emotional and mental level. Through exploration we will see how the Five Elements are constantly ‘at play’, continually moving and changing to find the natural balance that is essential for our health and wellbeing.

The course will incorporate the use of art materials for simple free painting and drawing to aid relaxation. There will be specific guided contemplations on the elements, using visualisations for a deeper inner enquiry and self healing relaxation. Please bring a few simple art materials, such as paper, water colours/ paints or crayons. Comfortable warm clothing is good to bring and something to lie down on, such as a yoga mat/ roll.

We will make good use of the beautiful Holy Isle landscape to explore the Elements!


Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 4 nights from 14th June 2024. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional Extras. Please select Exploring the Five Elements with Ani Palden Zangmo