Retreat Title: Compassion and Emptiness
Led by Tejananda
Benevolence - metta – together with compassion, joy and equanimity, were taught by the Buddha as boundless liberations of the mind. The familiar practices with 5 or 6 stages are entry points, enabling us to engage with our afflictive emotions - liking, disliking, ignoring - and to uncover the true, unlimited nature of the divine abodes. Liberation of the mind from these afflictions, even if temporary, enables us to return to the nature of the boundless qualities as the Buddha himself taught them: a simple, unbounded radiance.
This, in turn, enables an opening to the progressive contemplation of emptiness. The Buddha's approach, found in the ‘Shorter Discourse on Emptiness’ and other early texts of the Pali canon, is distinct from the more familiar approaches developed by the Mahayana schools. It is less analytical and more direct and experiential.
During the retreat, we'll explore these wonderful, liberative teachings from a perspective of deep body awareness and in a spirit of open inquiry.
This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years
Start Date: 7th Dec 2018
End Date: 16th Dec 2018
Price: £360 (Full Price) / £324 (Conc Price)