7th-9th May, 2016

“The Genuine Heart of Sadness - The Warrior's Path to Awakening”

with Ven Sumati


7th-9th May

“The Genuine Heart of Sadness-The Warrior's Path to Awakening”

A Mind Training retreat with Ven Summati 


The Genuine Heart of Sadness points at our ability to open up and embrace a suffering world when what we’d most like to do is settle comfortably into our cocoon of limiting and ultimately frustrating habits. Maybe this sadness is a key to the Courage we all possess.

In this course we’ll explore how we can begin to establish genuine foundations of real warriorship in our minds and life, based on the transformative teachings of the Mahayana.

This will involve analytical meditations including the practice of taking and giving, visualization and chanting of the compassion mantra, discussion and guided study and practice.

Those who are interested to do some homework should read the first ten chapters of:

 Chogyam Trungpa’s  Shambhala; The Sacred Path of the Warrior, as well as his:

 Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness, especially Point Three.

Shantideva’s marvelous Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life will of course be a continual companion on this course.

Anybody wishing to contact me personally may do so at: kabirsaxena@yahoo.com


                 Brief Bio Of Kabir Carlyle Saxena,(Losang Tenpa/Sumati Sasana).


Born in Delhi in 1956. Indian Father, English Mother.


Educated in London and Oxford University.


BA Hons Degree in Modern History, 1978.


Met Tibetan Buddhism in 1977 while at university, took refuge-became a Buddhist.


Became a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1979.


1981-83:- Studied Buddhist Philosophy and Lam Rim at Manjushri Institute, Cumbria, UK.


In 1983 was instructed by Lama Yeshe to buy land and start Root Institute in Bodh Gaya.


Returned to India in 1983.


1987:-Started Root Institute in Bodh Gaya. Was the first Director.


2002: Ordination as a Buddhist Monk.


Teaching Experience:


Has helped with classes in Basic Buddhism since the early 1980’s. Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre Delhi 1983-85.


Gave Basic courses at Root Institute and at Tushita Centre in Delhi through the 80’s and from 1994-95 in Delhi.


Taught Introduction to Buddhism courses at Tushita Dharamsala 1998 and 2001.


2002-2009: Teacher Trainer at Maitreya Project Universal Education School, Bodh Gaya.


2010 and 2012 to date: Spiritual Programme Coordinator and Teacher at Tushita Delhi.


On the Board of Several of FPMT’s centres in India.


Currently based in New Delhi.