Retreat Title: Simply Being - Online Retreat
Led by Tejananda with Advayasiddhi
In essence, ‘simply being’ evokes effortlessly resting in the flow of embodied presence. Presence is this ‘timeless moment’, where there is no observer nor observed, no subject nor object. It is undivided wholeness and is always, unconditionally ‘here’. Yet, we remain ignorant of it owing to the deep conditioning of our self-narratives. Nevertheless, it is what we are and we can never depart from it.
Presence is ungraspable by the abstractions of the mind. It is not any-thing, so it can only be evoked by terms like ‘suchness’, ‘just this’ or ‘no-mind’. It knows itself directly as being completely open, spontaneously self-illuminating, energetically alive and intimately, compassionately ‘here’, as all experience. These are all qualities of the five wisdoms (jñāna – undivided knowing) which we’ll explore, along with the Buddhas who imaginally embody them.
Discovering and resting here-now in presence, there is a lightness of touch and being. Our self-stories, conditionings and painful emotions begin to lose traction and can increasingly be seen and known directly as like phantoms, illusions or dreams – without any true substance.
With this, we enter into the wholeness which is our birthright.
This retreat will start at 09.30 (UK) on Saturday 11th March and will conclude with the 20.15 (UK) session Friday 17th March.
We will also offer the chance to meet daily in smaller groups. It’s a chance to talk more about the input and to enhance the sense of being with sangha. If you want to join a group, simply turn up at 15:15 on Saturday (subsequent days at 15:20 for 15:25 start). You are also welcome to organise your own group.
The online retreat sessions will be as follows (UK times):
09.30 - 11.30 - Input on the practices and meditation
15.20 - 15:55 - Groups (optional)
16.00 - 17.00 - Ritual and meditation with Advayasiddhi
19.00 - 20.15 - Input on the practices and meditation
This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years
Start Date: 11th Mar 2023
End Date: 17th Mar 2023
Please note: This retreat is on a dana basis. No payment is needed to book.