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.
In the maelstrom of modern life we can easily lose a sense of what's most important to us - our heart’s longing. On this meditation retreat, learn to listen more deeply to yourself by contacting and abiding in more authentic and meaningful states of being. The heart longs to be free, expansive and connected. Limited and banished parts of us long for kindly attention. These forces are calling. To help us respond to this calling, we will draw on the supportive qualities of the elements, guided personal inquiry, mindful movement, creative ritual and lots of quiet sitting.
Balajit lived and worked at the Vajraloka retreat centre in Wales for many years where he also led retreats. He is currently based in Birmingham where he combines work as a SHEN therapist with leading Buddhist retreats and events across the UK.
Singhashri lives and works in London, sharing her love of the dharma through her work as a mindfulness teacher, trainer and supervisor, as well as meditation and dharma teaching across the UK, Europe and the USA . You can find up-to-date information on her teaching, as well as her latest writings, on her website at www.radicalembrace.org.