Path to Insight: Satipatthana (2017)
This retreat is based on the great Buddhist teaching on mindfulness - the Satipatthana Sutta.
I have been leading an intensive meditation retreat on this theme at Taraloka almost every year for more than a decade. I love these retreats and never tire from delving ever more deeply into this simple yet profound text as a gateway to Insight – living in harmony with ‘the way things are’. It is as if the entire Buddhist path in contained in these teachings that lead to wholeness, clarity and an open heart. Indeed the Buddha himself said that we can gain Enlightenment in just seven days, if we practice the teachings contained in the Satipatthana Sutta as if our lives depended on it.
Through the four foundations of body, sensations, thoughts/emotions, and dhammas (or Reality) as presented in the Satipatthana Sutta, we’ll look at different aspects of mindfulness and the element of choice that arises when we are more aware. Within that greater awareness, we’ll explore the universal quality of metta and how it gives us the ability to open our hearts - allowing love for self and others to pour out.
The retreat will be mainly in full silence and will include meditation, workshops and talks, with regular meditation reviews with a member of the Team.
A typical daily programme will be:
6.30 Meditation (including walking meditation)
10:30 Teaching slot followed by meditation
4pm Body scan
8.00 Meditation or puja
Led by Vidyamala with Prasadavati, Maitrimala, Suryagupta and Maitrisiddhi
Level: For women who have asked for ordination
Cost: £90 booking fee plus suggested donations (taken at the end of the retreat) £295 (unwaged/in receipt of benefits) or £445 (waged)
For more information on cost and the 'dana' system click here: http://www.taraloka.org.uk/calendar-bookings/cost
|Retreat date||Friday, 17th November 2017 17:00|
|Retreat End Date||Wednesday, 29th November 2017 11:00|
|Booking closes on||Wednesday, 15th November 2017|
|Booking fee (per person)||£90.00|
|Retreat Leader||Vidyamala with Prasadavati, Maitrimala, Suryagupta and Maitrisiddhi|
|Location||Taraloka Retreat Centre|