Once There Was and Once There Was Not....(2017)
Using the folk-story of 'The Handless Maiden', through archetypal images from Buddhism, myth and folk tale we will explore the creative feminine. By stepping inside the timeless tradition of stories, we will become intimate with the deeper currents in our own lives. We will create a strong visual world to awaken the imagination and connect with feminine archetypes including the wild Dakini, wise crone, innocent maiden, loving mother and their shadows........
The retreat will be held in the context of the Dharma and Buddhist practice made relevant to life in our own cultures through storytelling, puppetry, meditation, ritual and discussion.
Join the reunion of this group of longstanding friends who have, at different times, over twenty years lived worked and practised together. Recently they have been exploring through puppets and story telling the relevance of ancient fairy tales to their own lives.Mandarava is an artist, puppet maker and storyteller who uses images and puppets in enactments and ritual. She has also worked for many years in professional theatre/opera as a puppeteer, puppet maker, scene painter, prop maker and costume dyer.
For more details of Mandarava’s work: www.bluebirdpuppets.com
Led by Mandarava, Sinhachandra and Alayasri
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||Friday, 20th October 2017 17:00|
|Retreat End Date||Friday, 27th October 2017 11:00|
|Booking closes on||Wednesday, 18th October 2017|
|Booking fee (per person)||£75.00|
|Retreat Leader||Mandarava, Sinhachandra and Alayasri|
|Location||Taraloka Retreat Centre|