Total Immersion: A Vast Earth Beneath, An Infinite Sky Above (2018)
We are earthy embodied creatures, with a consciousness vast as the skies. Our practice must hold these two poles and the passionate heart that lies between, in order for the Bodhichitta to arise. Much of our spiritual lives is about finding ways to sit with the extraordinary paradoxes of our existence, to learn to live in this complex and chaotic world with vibrancy, stillness and a tender open heart.
This retreat is an invitation to live a simple authentic life, in a silent community with other women on the path to ordination. We will practise with our bodies, our voices and our hearts, as we immerse ourselves in a realm of meditation, myth and ritual.
The Total Immersion retreat has been a popular and distinctive intensive meditation retreat in Triratna for over a decade. Our programme will include daily meditation instruction, body-work, time in nature, rituals, and walking and sitting meditation outside. There will also be opportunities for meditation reviews.
This intensive silent meditation retreat is for experienced meditators.
Maitridevi has been on many Total Immersion retreats, both at Buddhafield and Dhanakosa, and has co-led five of them. She has a love of weaving myth and nature into the Dharma.
Akasaka has spent much of her time in Triratna exploring the territory of art and Buddhism and practising as a Buddhist artist. This journey has taken her into a deeper connection with nature through exploring the elements and ritual landscape to discover fresh insights into the Dharma within the natural world.
Led by Maitridevi, Akasaka, Hridayagita, Maitrisiddhi and Samata
Level: For women who have asked for ordination
Cost: £90 booking fee plus suggested donations (taken at the end of the retreat) £250 (unwaged/in receipt of benefits) or £380 (waged)
For more information on cost and the 'dana' system click here: http://www.taraloka.org.uk/calendar-bookings/cost
|Retreat date||Wednesday, 20th June 2018 17:00|
|Retreat End Date||Friday, 29th June 2018 11:00|
|Spaces available||Spaces Available|
|Booking closes on||Monday, 18th June 2018|
|Booking fee (per person)||£90.00|
|Retreat Leader||Maitridevi, Hridayagita and Maitrisiddhi|
|Location||Taraloka Retreat Centre|