Emptiness and the Nature of Mind: Meditation Intensive led by Tejananda with UpekshanandiOn Thu, 15 June, 2023 - 22:59
Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to explore our deepest and truest nature.
Led by Tejananda with Upekshanandi
Friday November 24th - Tuesday November 28th 2023
Our deepest and truest nature, right now, is the Dharma. We can imagine - and ultimately experience - this as the total openness of the ‘Dharma body’, which is pure emptiness: empty of any divided-ness whatsoever.
Our world is literally made up from this total openness, together with the illuminating clarity of awareness and unlimited, spontaneous ‘compassionate energy’. Traditionally, the union of these is referred to as ‘mind itself’ or ‘the nature of mind’.
Of course, if we’re caught up in the bewilderment of delusion, we don’t realise that the true nature of our mind is these three ‘bodies’. We identify with our own very solid-seeming body and with our sense of ‘me’ as a substantial ‘self’ separate from everyone and everything else. This very natural mistake is a product of our deluded mind, and is the source of so much unnecessary suffering.
Over the five days of this online retreat we’ll be exploring our own body, just as it is, and the relationship between deluded mind and its true nature. As we settle and relax into this open perspective, we may well discover that the ‘compassionate energy’, the love and sensitivity of our deepest heart is – and always has been – informing every moment of our Dharma practice. Indeed, our whole life…
To take part in this intensive meditation retreat we ask that when reserving your place you affirm you have been practising meditation regularly within Triratna for at least three years. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this or your own potential attendance on the retreat.
First daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 12:00 midnight | México CST 2:00 am | USA EST 3:00 am | IE & UK 8:00 am | Europe CET 9:00 am | India IST 1:30 pm | Australia AEDT 7:00 pm | New Zealand NZDT 9:00 pm
Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 7:00 am | México CST 9:00 am | USA EST 10:00 am | IE & UK 3:00 pm | Europe CET 4:00 pm | India IST 8:30 pm | Australia AEDT 2:00 am (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 4:00 am (next day)
Third daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 11:00 am | México CST 1:00 pm | USA EST 2:00 pm | IE & UK 7:00 pm | Europe CET 8:00 pm | India IST 12:30 am (next day) | Australia AEDT 6:00 am (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 8:00 am (next day)