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 course of a walk, we usually find out something about our companion, and this is true even when we travel alone”. - Thomas A. Clark
On this retreat we will meditate, walk and write, to create mindful and reflective spaces in which we can deepen our dharma practice, to ‘map realities’. Writing and walking can both help us to stand firm in what and where we currently are in our lives. At the same time, they can help us to steer towards a truer direction; to carry less baggage; to let go. We will meditate, walk, write. We will cook, eat, sleep. We will shift, grow, open. With meditation, ritual, group writing sessions and a mindful two-hour group walk each day.
Subhadassi is a retreat leader and writer with more than two decades’ experience of leading retreats and running writing workshops. He is currently chair of Brighton Buddhist Centre. More details: subhadassi.com