Vajraloka Retreats

Retreat Title: Wake Up - Just Sit - ONLINE retreat

Led by Rijumitra

When asked how to do just sitting, Sangharakshita replied: you just sit.
While this remark is undoubtedly on the nail, for many the practice of just sitting, can seem to be ‘just’ endless mental rumination. This is prapanca – compulsive, deluded thinking – which definitely isn’t just sitting, nor what Sangharakshita’s remark was getting at.

How then to approach this apparently very simple practice? On this retreat we’ll be exploring some direct and very effective ways to let the proliferation die down so that wakeful, spacious awareness opens up. This fresh wakefulness is what just sitting and receptivity is really about. Once you’ve discovered how to access it, you really can ‘just’ just sit, alive to what you are and ‘just what is’, beyond the prapanca.

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: 1st May 2021
End Date: 7th May 2021

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