Retreat Title: Simply Being - ONLINE retreat
Led by Tejananda
Right now, you can recognise, directly and viscerally, that you are alive and awake. With an embodied and settled awareness, this could open into an intuitive glimpse of what you are by nature, beyond concepts. This might be evoked as spacious presence, timeless awareness–emptiness, or love, compassion and pure energy.
We’ll explore this by way of a somatic approach to just sitting practice together with experiential inquiries – discovering aliveness, intimacy, simplicity and clarity in our own direct experience. These subtle yet accessible qualities of our everyday mind and being can act as gateways to the five wisdoms of ‘undivided knowing’ (jnana), which are the essence of the five Buddhas.
The mandala of the five Buddhas and their wisdoms is an amazing, multi–dimensional paradigm of awakening in all its aspects. Starting with our ordinary experience right now, it points us to a unity and wholeness of being which has been here all along, unnoticed. And beyond even this, to ultimate suchness, the union of manifest being and the unborn, unmanifest ‘groundless ground’.
The session times will be (UK time):
09.30 - 11.30 - interactive session with led meditations
16.30 - 17.15 - Open meditation with bells, no input
20.00 - 21.00 - Some input or discussion and a led meditation
This is a dana event – please give whatever you can afford via the donation button on any page of this website. The principle of dana includes you being welcome to a free retreat – we don’t want anyone to be financially constrained from attending.
This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years
Start Date: 13th Mar 2021
End Date: 20th Mar 2021
Please note: This retreat is on a dana basis. No payment is needed to book.