Retreat Title: The Six Elements: directly encountering reality (Order retreat)
Led by Kamalashila
In Buddhism, the six elements are a way of referring to whatever sensations arise at the sense doors. Earth, water, fire, air, space and awareness are the most basic ‘things’ that can be inferred. Experiences like solidity, dryness, temperature, and spatial position affect us long before our faculty of recognition pops up and says “ah yes, this is a .....” Hence, the elements offer a unique way into insight practice both as reflection and direct experience. They also represent the animism that is traditional for Buddhist societies and which Sangharakshita emphasised. Also of course the natural world, and what is known as the ‘natural state’: full awakening as expressed in the form of Vajrasattva. This retreat will connect elements of paganism, various approaches to insight, and ritual.
This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order only
Start Date: 4th Sep 2020
End Date: 13th Sep 2020
Price: £405 (Full Price) / £369 (Conc Price)