To attend this retreat you will need to have been regularly meditating for at least two years and regularly attend retreats, a centre or a group within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. You must also be comfortable with extended periods of sitting meditation, Buddhist devotional practice and spending most of the retreat in silence.
“By seeing differently, we do differently” – James Hillman
This retreat will investigate how an imaginative approach to our bodies can be the key to meditation. In the ancient Greek tradition the ‘soul’ was understood as an inter-mediate state between the body and the ‘spirit’. As such, it was the ‘ground’ of the imagination itself. Bringing awareness to the body through the perspective of the imagination can create new ways of seeing ourselves and our experience. By doing so in our meditation practice we will uncover how our own bodies hold our history and the possible key to our full unfolding.
Paramananda has been teaching meditation and leading retreats for over 30 years and is author of three books on meditation: Change Your Mind, A Deeper Beauty and The Body.
Mandarava was ordained in 1997 and is a storyteller and puppet maker known for inspiring creativity in others and creating an atmosphere of magical depth.
See also the Black Sun Meditation Long Weekend with Paramananda & Nagasiddhi October 18-21, 2019.