Retreat Title: The Awakening Heart and the Divine Abodes
Led by led by Rijumitra and Tejananda
This retreat will focus on the four brahmaviharas or ‘divine abodes’ – love, compassion, joy and equanimity, in the context of cultivating the bodhicitta. Bodhicitta could be described as both the heart-response of wisdom to the suffering of living beings everywhere and the urge to realise Buddhahood for the benefit of all. To support this, we’ll also introduce tonglen, the ‘giving and receiving’ practice which opens the heart to universal compassion
Another name for the divine abodes is the ‘boundless states’, because their remit is all living beings without exception. The practices that we’ll explore together on this retreat are all ways of opening our hearts and responding to the joys and sufferings of living beings – opening to the inseparable wisdom and compassion of bodhicitta itself.
This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years
Start Date: 4th Aug 2017
End Date: 13th Aug 2017
Price: £360 (Full Price) / £324 (Conc Price)