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.
“Myths are things which never happened but always are”- Sallust
This retreat will be an exploration of the psyche’s quest for wholeness through the exploration of the Nordic fairy tale of 'Prince Lindworm'. A journey through both collective and personal experience on many different levels using story, images, symbols, personal experience and dreams. We will allow the myth to reveal itself through our own experience by collectively sharing and exploring our own personal resonances and responces to the story as a group. Please come to the retreat with the intention of being open to allow others to see yourself in all your depth and complexity. Includes discussion, group psychological work, personal reflection, creativity, meditation, ritual and some periods of silence.
Atula has been ordained for 40 years and is an experienced therapist and retreat leader who has a gift for using myth and symbol to take us into the depths of our being. Mandarava is an artist, puppet maker and story teller. Nagamudra is a story teller and dramatherapist. For more details of Mandarava’s work: www.bluebirdpuppets.com