Retreat Title: Opening to the Body of Experience
Led by Balajit
Deepening our practice of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana orientates us towards truth. We will explore how to get the most from these practices, especially through ‘grounding’ and through body awareness.
We will also encounter a mysterious paradox : how opening to our experience as it is, including turning towards what is difficult or uncomfortable, can be a key catalyst to becoming more fulfilled and compassionate.
From a foundation in calm and clarity (shamatha), we will approach our experience from a wisdom perspective. This can help us discover both the ways our mental habits create stress and the dharma truths that lie beyond our conditioning. Such inquiry will be in the context of the Buddha’s teachings on the three marks (impermanence, not-self and unsatisfactoriness) and conditioned arising (pratitya-samutpada). These intricately interrelated teachings are potential gateways to profoundly liberate the heart.
This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years
Start Date: 6th Jul 2012
End Date: 15th Jul 2012