Vajraloka Retreats

Retreat Title: Uncontrived Mindfulness

Led by Vajradevi, with Tejananda

Sangharakshita has said that we should be aware of our minds at all times - but how can we do this? And what are the benefits to our practice? How can we be aware in a way that doesn't feel contrived and 'added on'?
During this retreat, we'll be using the Buddha's profound words from the Satipatthana Sutta to inform and enliven our own practice of mindfulness as a path to clear seeing. Based on instructions for working with awareness and right view, we'll focus on how we can use mindfulness as a support to wisdom and the end of suffering.
We will explore the role of receptivity in practice, and the 'wise' or 'unwise' attention we bring to every aspect of our experience. We will be looking at how continuity of mindfulness can transform our experience through simple presence and intelligent awareness, developing both steadiness of mind and heart and insight into the nature of all things.

This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years

Start Date: 15th Feb 2019
End Date: 24th Feb 2019
Deposit: £70
Price: £405 (Full Price) / £369 (Conc Price)