Retreat Title: The Dynamics of Insight - Exploring spiritual death, and its implications in life
Led by Led by Kamalashila and Tejananda
Spiritual death, or insight, is followed by spiritual rebirth. Spiritual death leads to seeing through a delusion, while spiritual rebirth embodies what we ‘open to’ after such a seeing-through.
As the metaphors of ‘death’ and ‘rebirth’ suggest, as well as opening up new perspectives, both these phases of insight may have their challenges. When threatened by insight, the ego tends to fight back. This can take the form of fear, anxiety or doubt – in fact a whole range of possible reactions.
So on this retreat we want to explore spiritual death and rebirth in a clear, integrated and compassionate way. Deepening in our practice depends on working with what presents itself – whether it’s openness and pleasure, or contraction and pain. Difficulties are an opportunity but we need the confidence that comes from knowing how best to approach them. This retreat will explore both the difficulties, and the opportunities, of the path to Awakening.
This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years
Start Date: 9th Jun 2017
End Date: 18th Jun 2017
Price: £360 (Full Price) / £324 (Conc Price)