New Year Retreat (2017-2018): Meditation, Contemplation and Devotion
Year’s end, all
corners of this
floating world, swept.
Over the years, the New Year Meditation retreat at Taraloka has felt a special retreat. The solstice has passed, the light is lengthening and, deep within, the earth is quietly renewing itself. It is a natural time for contemplation.
Together we will meditate, reflect and share devotional practice in the presence of beautiful shrines. An important part of our practice will be relaxing and simply being with our experience. We thus begin to let go of our busy lives, together with the tension, mental proliferation and personal narratives that build up the deluded sense of self and take us away from how things truly are.
We will gradually move into about six hours of varied practice each day and about three to four days of continuous silence. Of course, we will say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new: particularly through a long, imaginative evening of ritual and devotion. There will be the support of meditation reviews and guidance, presentations, the inspiration of the Dharma …. and of a cheerful, companionable fire each evening.
The retreat will be led again by its longstanding team. Guyhaprabha brings her wisdom and her love of ritual. Tarakarunya will, as always, create beautiful, ever-changing shrines and I simply love us all gathering together to practise deeply in this way.
It is surely one of the very best ways to begin the New Year.
the first bird of the year
has sung a valentine
tuned to the last winter star…
Led by Samantabhadri, Guyhaprabha and Tarakarunya
Level: Triratna Regulars
Cost: £75 booking fee plus suggested donations (taken at the end of the retreat) £195 (unwaged/in receipt of benefits) or £315 (waged)
For more information on cost and the 'dana' system click here: http://www.taraloka.org.uk/calendar-bookings/cost
|Retreat date||Wednesday, 27th December 2017 17:00|
|Retreat End Date||Wednesday, 3rd January 2018 11:00|
|Booking closes on||Monday, 25th December 2017|
|Booking fee (per person)||£75.00|
|Retreat Leader||Samantabhadri, Guyhaprabha, Tarakarunya, and Srivajri|
|Location||Taraloka Retreat Centre|