Living Nature

Starts 8 Dec 2022

Light coming down through the tree tops

Embodying the elements at Sudarshanaloka

Sometimes deep
in the emerald forest
where fantails dance
and disappear,
self dissolves through
sunlight shimmers,
portals open
to hidden realms...
...from 'Living Nature' by Karunajoti

For this retreat we'll be exploring the theme of 'Living Nature' through walking, sitting, observing and experiencing the elemental nature of life through the senses.

We will do this in the company of spiritual friends, in the spirit of kalyana mitrata (friendship with the beautiful) and nourished by dwelling in the realm of Sudarshanaloka, our land of beautiful vision.

There will be periods of silence, meditation, reflection, ritual and sharing.

We will be walking for two hours and more each day over varying, sometimes steep, terrain on narrow forest tracks, sitting and lying in deep forest glades, circumambulating the stupa, traversing rocky river landscapes and visiting sacred trees.

Please consider your health and fitness levels when booking and bring appropriate footwear and clothing. A small day pack, drink bottle, raincoat etc will also be needed.

The retreat is open to those who are familiar with our Triratna meditation practices.

Wondering how to get to Sudarshanaloka? More info here.

Bookings close 6 December at midday.


Start: 8 Dec 2022 at 6:30pm
Finish: 12 Dec 2022 at 12:00pm

Cost: **$390 (full) / $350 (low), Please don't let money be a barrier - contact us for options

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