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.
The parable of the mustard seeds is well known in Buddhism, telling the story of Kisa Gotami's realisation of the truth, that life is ever changing and all things are impermanent. On this retreat we will explore the meaning of this parable and the related Buddhist concept of change. We will reflect on the universal reality of impermanence told through Kisa Gotami's experience of ultimately positively responding to bereavement and loss. The retreat will include talks on impermanence, in its various manifestations, the presence of which in our lives actually creates the possibilities for change within ourselves. It will also includes the meditation practices of the metta bhavana and mindfulness of breathing as well as evening puja rituals to include readings and further reflections on embracing change and impermanence. Please note: This retreat runs Thursday pm to Monday pm.
Prices for this event are: £255 - £235 (Conc)