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.
“We have not come into this exquisite world to hold ourselves hostage from love ... or to confine our wondrous spirits, but to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light." - Hafiz
Through the doorway of the imagination we will journey into and explore the mysterious realm of ‘the heart’. Our guides will be ancient stories, myth, poetry and image. Once fully dwelling in and at home in the heart, we will set free what needs to fly, tenderly hold what needs to be held and create that which needs to come into being, to experience freedom in all its fullness. With time to reflect, create, share our experiences and dwell together in the sacred space of ritual and meditation.
Please note: This retreat runs Friday pm to Thursday am.
Mandarava is a storyteller and puppet maker known for inspiring creativity in others and creating an atmosphere of magical depth. She will be joined by Sinhacandra, also known for her creativity, playfulness and the depth and accessibility of her Dharma teaching. They have been close friends now for over 25 years.