Retreat Title: Satipatthana - the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness
Led by Led by Bodhananda and Tejananda
The Satipatthana Sutta is one of the most important and influential discourses of the early Buddhist teachings. The Buddha shows how attention to four ‘spheres’ of our being – body, feelings, mental-emotional events and sensations – can lead to awakening to our true nature and the cessation of dukkha (suffering, stress, dissatisfaction).
This radically transformative teaching is compassion in action: according to the Buddha it is the direct path to the cessation of suffering. Offering understandings and practices that address the alienation, disembodiment and stress which increasingly characterise life today, it restores a deep integrity of body, heart, mind and world.
It is heartening that mindfulness is becoming widely taught as a way of alleviating distress and suffering through secular approaches such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). In this retreat we’ll explore, in our own immediate experience, the original teaching of the Buddha on Satipatthana or the foundations of mindfulness that takes both mindfulness and compassion ever deeper. As such, it will be a helpful retreat for anyone wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice and particularly for those studying mindfulness-based approaches such as MBSR, MBCT and Breathworks.
This retreat is suitable for people who have experience of Triratna meditation practices
Start Date: 14th Apr 2017
End Date: 23rd Apr 2017
Price: £360 (Full Price) / £324 (Conc Price)