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.
Everywhere we look we are being shown reality. The truths of Buddhism are hidden in the objects around us and woven into our experience of being human. This retreat is about the ‘stuff’ of life, of humanness, of the world in us and around us. Navigating the mystery of human existence we need fundamental Dharma teachings to guide us . We’ll use the twin tools of awareness and kindness to find our way out of the claustrophobic maze of self-referential views that limit us and into the clear light of day. Our time together will be spent mostly in silence, listening to the dharma, meditating and reflecting. Poetry, film, music and art will help illuminate the themes of compassion and emptiness.
Vajradarshini started practising Buddhism in 1988 and since 1997 has been teaching and leading retreats. She recently started ‘Red Ladder Studio’ as a way to focus on the connection between art and dharma, between meditation and creativity. More details: www.redladderstudio.com
Prices for this event are: £360 - £330 (Conc)