How can we tame our monkey minds with love? This is a great opportunity to bring our daily-life practice with us on retreat. We’ll take a good look at how the crafty mind creates its own obstacles. Then we’ll use metta, build a sense of solidarity and connection, and learn to understand our most authentic heart’s desires, to release them.
Own meditation before breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Morning session with presentation and led meditations
“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to speak of ideas, language even the notion one another makes no sense.”
Sunday Morning Sessions from Rivendell’s shrine room (fortnightly 10:00-12:00)
We’ve been wanting to share something of the magic of Rivendell with you during this time. With lots of other content currently available online, we’ve decided to offer some shorter sessions, which we offer to you on a dana basis.
19 July - Nagasiddhi will give an illustrated talk about how Dharma and his art practice inform and enrich one another.
2 August - Mandarava will host a practice morning with a...
Sunday 7 June, 10:00-17:00 4 ways to respond – from de-escalation to insight In this practical, grounded NLBC day retreat, Karunagita will introduce four ways in which we can respond to any experience as it arises, from a Buddhist perspective, touching on ethics, goodwill, and setting up the conditions for Insight. The day will include guidance in just sitting/ formless meditation and an emphasis on direct body experience.
There will be around 4.5 hours on zoom plus suggested mindful...
A mythic image to sum up and symbolize the theme of this week is that of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment. He is sitting still at the point when Mara attacks him with all the weapons he can muster. But, as the story goes, even though the Buddha is attacked he does not react with anger, hatred or defensiveness. Instead he sits in complete peace and openness;...
This Sunday 26 April, a free day, but you need to book, and please donate if you can, £30 suggested.
A nourishing day retreat at home, immersed in metta, the intention of friendliness, kindness or unconditional love. During the day Maitrisambhava and Karunagita will lead four online sessions of about an hour using Zoom. Meditation, gentle bodywork, teaching and discussion, also touching on Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy). These sessions will...
Cost: £150 (Please note that we don’t want money to be a problem, so talk to us if you need to)
10.00-11.30 Yin yoga
16.00-17.30 Meditation workshop.
20:00-21:00 Poetry, reflection Meditation
This June, we are running a five day meditation and yoga retreat based on Yin Yoga Online. Yin yoga is a wonderfully grounding and calming practice complements mediation. Note: there will be no dynamic yoga taught on the retreat.
The schedule will be flexible so that you can effectively do a...
Amalamati, Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati invite you on a journey to explore the elements and discover spaciousness through arts and ritual on a retreat in Spain – near Valencia. Using music, art and movement we will be exploring the elements and drawing inspiration from the arts practice of each of the leaders. Lalitaraja is a professional dancer, Visuddhimati is a visual artist, and Amalamati is a professional pianist. 6 nights. Includes accommodation, meals. All materials provided.
En este retiro descubrimos cómo una práctica budista nos ayuda a enriquecer y ennoblecer nuestras vidas haciéndonos más sensibles y conscientes de sus ilimitadas posibilidades. Vamos a explorar la vida humana y sus retos a través de unos mitos y símbolos milenarios, rescatados de un texto budista tradicional llamado el Sutra del Loto Blanco, que nos transmiten la belleza y el profundo significado de estar vivos.