This retreat is suitable for those who have a regular meditation practice and who regularly attend retreats, a centre or a group within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. You will also need to be familiar with, and happy to participate in, Triratna Buddhist devotional practice and ritual (puja), be comfortable with extended periods of sitting meditation and the possibility on some retreats of periods spent in silence.
A regular meditation practice can bring welcome periods of peace and calm into the rigours and demands of our everyday life. Yet Buddhist meditation and practice goes beyond generating relatively peaceful intervals in our lives. On this retreat we will explore how the Dharma reveals the underlying causes of suffering and unease in our lives, seeking to bring new direction and meaning. We will be supported in this quest by meditation, workshops and ritual, as we collectively explore what is limiting us and what deep down our hearts long for.
Balajit lived and worked for many years at Vajraloka meditation centre in Wales, where he also led retreats. He now works in Birmingham as a Shen physio-emotional release therapist.
Singhashri teaches Buddhist meditation on retreats and at Buddhist Centres across the UK. She also works for the Breathworks mindfulness programme. Both are dedicated to their own meditation practice and are passionate communicators of the Dharma.