Vajraloka Retreats

Retreat Title: Dhyana through the Body - ONLINE retreat

Led by Tejananda

If your approach to a meditation practice doesn’t seem to be working, do you just carry on as before, hoping that it will improve? It’s rather unlikely that this will work!
This is as true of dhyana (absorption) practice as of any other area. So, on this retreat, we’ll be suggesting approaches we’ve found to be helpful and effective in accessing dhyana. This is likely to involve questioning not only our own views and approaches, but some of what the tradition has to say about dhyana. Instead, we’ll proceed on the basis of asking ‘What, in our experience, is and is not actually helpful?’
We have found that by becoming alive to the immediacy of our sensate experience, resources for entering absorption can be discovered right here, already present – just waiting to be noticed. We’ll explore this in direct experience by delving into the relation between body and breath, and between body, awareness and metta.

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

So, the retreat starts at 09.30 on the first day and ends at 21.00 on the final day.

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.

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

Start Date: 17th Apr 2021
End Date: 23rd Apr 2021

Please note: This retreat is on a dana basis. No payment is needed to book.