The Buddha was known as the awakened one, but what does it mean to really wake up? Buddhism is clear that this awakening is more than just intellectual knowledge. More importantly it is an opening of the heart and imagination to our own deepest nature and our place in the world. During this online retreat we will be looking at how we might deepen into ourselves and open to the world through our practice of meditation and ritual.
It’s wonderful to explore the nature of mind together, along with Iain McGilchrist, Penny Sartori and Bernado Kastrup. But surely the main thing is to change your mind, to make a real contribution to your life and to the life of those around you. The world needs your courage, wisdom and compassion.
A retreat is a set of conditions to help you get the best out of your mind. If you do that, your life will flourish and...
A weekend event for people of colour to come together, deepen meditation practice and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching. Programme includes talks, discussion, music and ritual. Suitable for newcomers as well as those who have been practising for some time.
Cardiff Buddhist Centre and Stroud Sangha proudly invite you to our online Urban Retreat!
With an alchemical mixture of talks, workshops, meditation, ritual, creativity and discussion, we will explore these four tantric rites in relation to Sangha. We will also explore how to bring this retreat into your everyday life and transform you, no matter what your living conditions are.
Friday 8 – Sunday 10 October, Vajrasana Retreat Centre, UK
Led by Suryagupta and Bodhilila
A weekend for people of colour to come together to meditate and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching in the spacious Suffolk countryside. During this weekend there will be talks, discussion, meditation, music and ritual. This retreat is suitable for those who are completely new to Buddhism and meditation as well as those who have been practising for some time. ...
12-17 November 2021 Led by Advayasiddhi and Vajrapriya
How to meet difficulties with an open heart and a big mind? In fact, how to meet everything that way?
A traditional Buddhist answer is to strengthen the Brahma Viharas and unlock the secret potential of our being’s capacity to live with love, compassion, joy and equanimity; to live with courageous wisdom whatever we encounter in life.
I’m running another online meditation retreat from Saturday 25th September to Friday 1st October 2021. The retreat is aimed at Order Members and Mitras and is offered on a Dana basis.
The emphasis will be on a relaxed, open, and attentive quality of ‘knowing’, receptive to whatever is happening within our experience. We will be cultivating mindfulness that is ‘uncontrived’ and natural and looking to bring ‘right view’ – a wisdom perspective - to each moment of awareness.