The Alchemical Heart - Two-Week Meditation Retreat

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 two-week-long meditation retreat will focus on the ‘heart’ as the door to love and beauty. Through meditation we will explore how restoring the heart to its traditional central place in awareness and imagination allows us to cultivate a sense of care for ourselves and the world. We will see how a meditation practice based in care helps to heal the split between ourselves and the world. Mandarava will lead ritual each evening to connect imaginatively to the heart and give expression to its longing.

Paramananda has been teaching meditation and leading retreats for over 30 years and is author of three books on meditation: Change Your Mind, A Deeper Beauty and The Body.

Mandarava was ordained in 1997 and is a storyteller and puppet maker known for inspiring creativity in others and creating an atmosphere of magical depth. 

Retreat Leaders: 
Paramananda and Mandarava
Single Room Availability: 
Sorry, but the single room is not available on this retreat now
Dates: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019
Price: 
£660.00

This retreat is nearly fully booked. To make a booking request please select the Booking Request option above. Once your request has been submitted a member of the Rivendell team will check there are still spaces left and then contact you to arrange the booking.

Please note: there are no spaces for women available on this retreat.