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.

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Please note: Because of the way our website is set up, you'll see a note below stating “This retreat is on a dana basis. No payment is needed to book.” However, while no deposit is required and online retreats are on a dana basis, if this retreat is residential, as we hope, the full and concessionary rates are as stated.

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

Start Date: 30th Jul 2021
End Date: 10th Aug 2021
Price: £495 (Full Price) / £451 (Conc Price)

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

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