Online retreat – The Dynamic Mandala – led by Tejananda
As we are unable to run this retreat at Vajraloka, due to lockdown restrictions in Wales, it will be offered as a Zoom retreat. It is open not only to those who booked, but to anyone who has been meditating for at least 3 years.
Please book by email on email@example.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 will be a dana event – please give whatever you can afford via the donation button on any page of our website www.vajraloka.org.
This online retreat will run from 7th to 12th August 2020
There will be two input and led practice sessions per day, one from 10.00 to 12.00 am and the other from 7.30 to 8.30 pm, UK time.
The Dynamic Mandala
Dharma practice is transformative. This transformation lies in gradually discovering how both we and the world are not at all what we originally supposed. As a consequence, we begin to uproot the causes of dukkha. As Dharma practice deepens, the practices themselves are transformed. Indeed, unless this is happening, we can get stuck.
In Triratna, our system of practice is a dynamic mandala of five principles. We progressively integrate mind and body, samatha and vipassana, and discover the power of skilful and positive mental states. Then, directly penetrating and dispelling our delusions, we open ever-more to the wonder of what is. Thus, at last, we can wake up to and be who and what we truly are.
In this online retreat, we’ll take a somatic approach to these five principles, that is, one based in the living energy of our body and being. Through being open to the energy of the body, and by becoming attuned to its actual nature, we’ll discover ways to “integrate” all five principles experientially into a single, embodied ’non-practice’ of Simply Being.