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.
This a fundraising online retreat which costs £80 to book, plus a recommended donation of £60-90 (this can be paid at the booking checkout).
1. That the automated booking confirmation that you will receive will contain information that relates to a residential retreat, so please ignore that. It would cost money that we don't currently have to change our systems to reflect the circumstances of these special online events.
2. You will receive a joining email from us close to the start of each event (ideally the day before), with a Zoom link that will work for the whole of that particular retreat online event.
3. Zoom is a simple online communications platform that is very easy to use. If you have not used it before, we suggest that you download this programme and install for free before your retreat is due to take place. You can find the programme at this link: https://zoom.us/download. If you have any questions about using Zoom, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This retreat runs from Friday 2nd 10:30 - Wednesday 7th 20:30
*Daily schedule UK time:
10.30 - 12.30 Morning session.
16.00/16:30 - 17.30 Afternoon session.
19.30 - 20.30 Evening session.
*schedule may change
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.
Please visit her blog address at www.uncontrivedmindfulness.net
Prices for this event are: £80