Buddhism Retreats

Open Weekend Retreat: Turning to the nature of experience

A weekend retreat on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation.

We'll draw on a pithy summary of Buddhist teachings from the life of Padmasambhava. It is the advice he gave to Queen Ngang Chung in response to her request for a teaching that would take her to Enlightenment – which, we are told, it did. He tells her to “Lay bare whatsoever arises, good and bad thoughts alike”, in other words, turn towards experience with curiosity and acceptance, including thoughts and feelings, as a way to disclose their true nature.

Story-telling, meditation, talks and discussion will reveal the relevance of Buddhist teachings to our lives now, whether we are new to meditation and Buddhism or have been practising for years.

The retreat will be held at the beautiful Suffolk retreat centre ‘Vajrasana’, the place of the Thunderbolt.

Fri 6. - Sun 8. Dec 2019
With: Ratnaprabha, Karunagita
Costs,
£175
£145 low income
£95 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Weekend Sangha Retreat: Embodied Awareness and the Perfection of Wisdom

A Sangha weekend exploring embodied awareness as it manifests in meditation, bodywork, ritual and the Perfection of Wisdom literature.
Direct experience of the depths of awareness is elucidated in the Heart Sutra and the Perfection of Wisdom texts. Prajnaparamita is a female wisdom deity who symbolises the Perfection of Wisdom and is sometimes known as the mother of the Buddhas.
For those who know the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices.

Fri evening 7 Feb - Sun 9 Feb 2020
With: Visuddhimati, Lalitaraja
Costs,
£175
£145 low income
£95 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required (16 places left)