Vajraloka Retreats

Retreat Title: Uncontrived Mindfulness & the Unreliable Witness

Led by Vajradevi with Tejananda

Central to our dharma life is a simple yet profound distinction; between our direct experience mediated through the senses, and the thoughts and ideas we have about those experiences. We are usually unaware that the concepts we base our sense of self on and navigate our world by, are frequently flawed in a deep and on-going way. We look through the distorted lens of our own views and assumptions, making us an unreliable witness to our own inner experience.

On the retreat we'll cultivate Awareness and Right View, to become mindful of, and curious about, what is actually happening in our minds. Using the framework of the 5 skandhas to go to the heart of what we take to be 'true' we can come to see the process of construction and fabrication that is happening moment by moment. Relying on the dharma and our own direct experience wisdom perfumes deep knowing and the unreliable witness is seen for what it is. Each moment brings the possibility of release from clinging and therefore from suffering.

The retreat will mainly be in silence with input and meditation reviews.

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

Start Date: 23rd May 2025
End Date: 1st Jun 2025
Deposit: £100
Price: £567 (Full Price) / £468 (Conc Price)