Emotional Intelligence in Practice
The heart/mind of each one of us is essentially dynamic and connected to all life. This gets easily obscured and we lose track of that fluidity and feel isolated and disconnected due to our limiting habitual tendencies, which can be very tenacious. These tendencies are called 'kleshas' - afflictions which squeeze and narrow, intoxicating and dulling us at the same time. The kleshas operate through fear and self-referencing to perpetually recreate suffering. But because of the essentially dynamic fluid nature of experience, it is always possible to find the way back to the 'living waters of the freedom within'.
On this retreat we will explore some very helpful and practical guidelines set out and practiced extensively by the yogis of Tibet.
Firstly, strengthening our motivation to engage, using mindfulness to see the effects of our patterns so we are motivated to live without them!
Secondly, deepening our awareness and developing skills to pacify the kleshas and counteract their impact.
Thirdly, transforming them; letting these narrowing emotions dissolve into the vast mandala of compassionate wisdom.
Fourthly, no longer needing to protect or separate, we can look into their true nature and see them as an expression of that very dynamic creativity that we seek...
Fifthly, we can learn how to take the kleshas themselves as a means to become ever more free.
This is a mostly silent meditation retreat supported by puja and ritual, with some input and guided meditations as well as periods of deepening into meditation. There will be the opportunity for individual reviews.
We look forward to practising together
Vijayamala and Moksanandi
Vijayamala has been practising in Triratna for 35 years, and teaching meditation retreats ever since coming back from a 3 year retreat in 2011. She feels really fortunate to be able to pass on some of the tools, confidence and love of meditation and dharma practice she herself received during this time.
Led by Vijayamala and Moksanandi
Level: For Order Members
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, 10th October 2018 17:00|
|Retreat End Date||Friday, 19th October 2018 11:00|
|Spaces available||Spaces Available|
|Booking closes on||Monday, 8th October 2018|
|Booking fee (per person)||£90.00|
|Retreat Leader||Vijayamala and Moksanandi|
|Location||Taraloka Retreat Centre|