Vajraloka Retreats

Retreat Title: Wake Up, Just Sit

Led by Rijumitra

"Just Sitting" is perhaps the most regal of all meditation practices. It could even be said that it goes beyond meditation. When asked how to practice "just sitting," Sangharakshita simply replied, "You just sit."

This captures the essence. However, many find that "just sitting" often turns into endless mental chatter. This compulsive, deluded thinking, known as prapanca, is not the true nature of just sitting. Clearly, this is not what Sangharakshita intended.

How do we truly embrace this simple practice? During this retreat, we'll explore direct and effective methods to quiet the mental noise. This will allow wakeful, spacious awareness to emerge. This newfound clarity is the heart of just sitting and true receptivity. Once you discover or rediscover this state, you can genuinely "just sit," fully alive to the present moment, beyond compulsive thinking.

We’ll also take the practice beyond the shrine room. There can then be just walking, just eating, and just living.“

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

Start Date: 2nd May 2025
End Date: 9th May 2025
Deposit: £100
Price: £441 (Full Price) / £364 (Conc Price)