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.
Our world, our lives and our minds can seem incredibly complex, with conflicting duties and responsibilities, needs and desires. Time, energy and satisfaction can all appear to be in short supply, increasing a sense of pressure and alienation from what seems most important to us. Using the Buddha's words in the Satipatthana Sutta to guide us, we can acknowledge that complexity and meet it with a vital, intelligent awareness. The result is a simplicity and tenderness towards all experience that points to an understanding of how things really are, and how to inhabit our lives more deeply and with greater wisdom and responsiveness. The retreat will mostly be in silence with input and meditation reviews.
Vajradevi has been meditating for over 30 years and was ordained in 1995. She regularly leads meditation workshops and retreats based around the Satipatthana Sutta and has explored approaches to awareness with the Burmese teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya and with Joseph Goldstein.
Prices for this event are: £360 - £330 (Conc)