Led by Tejananda 10 – 17 October (Please note: this online retreat starts the day following and ends the day before the original residential retreat.)

At any moment we can recognise, directly and viscerally, that we are alive and awake. With a settled and embodied awareness, this may open into an intuitive glimpse of what we truly are, beyond concepts. This might be evoked as a spacious yet embodied presence, a timeless awareness-emptiness, or unconditional love, compassion and pure energy.

We’ll explore this by way of a somatic approach to just sitting meditation together with experiential inquiries – discovering aliveness, sensitivity, simplicity and clarity in our immediate experience. These subtle yet accessible qualities of our ordinary mind and being can act as gateways to the five wisdoms or ‘undivided awarenesses’ (jnanas), which are the essence of the five Buddhas. The mandala of the five Buddhas and their wisdoms offers a very practical map of our immediate experience, pointing to what has simply been here all along, unnoticed.

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This retreat is open to anyone who has been meditating for at least 3 years.

Please book by sending an email to vajraloka.online@gmail.com (not our usual email address). Your booking will be acknowledged and you’ll be emailed information for logging in to the Zoom sessions on the day before the online retreat starts.

This is a dana event – please give whatever you can afford via the donation button on any page of our website www.vajraloka.org. The principle of dana includes you being welcome to a free retreat – we don’t want anyone to be financially constrained from attending.

The programme for the retreat will be as follows (subject to change if this ends up running exclusively online):

Session 1: Single ‘open’ sit – online from 6.50 onwards.

Session 2: 10.30 – 12.45 input / workshop session (with a break)

Session 3: 4.30 – 5.30 A few words and led meditation

Session 4: 8.00 – 9.00 Evening activity / meditation