led by Tejananda
At any moment we can recognise, directly and viscerally, that we are alive and awake. With a settled and embodied awareness, this could open into an intuitive glimpse of what we truly are, beyond concepts. This might be evoked as a spacious yet embodied presence, a timeless awareness-emptiness, or love, compassion and pure energy.
We'll explore this by way of a somatic approach to just sitting meditation together with experiential inquiries - discovering our own direct experience as aliveness, intimacy, simplicity and clarity. These subtle yet accessible qualities of our ordinary mind and being can act as gateways to the five wisdoms or 'undivided awarenesses' (jnanas), which are the essence of the five Buddhas. The mandala of the five Buddhas and their wisdoms offers a very practical map of our immediate experience, pointing to what has simply been here all along, unnoticed.
Retreat bookings are limited to 21, which includes 5 campers. The small shrine room will be available as a common area, and the campers can make use of this during the retreat. Booking will be open to Order members first, and then if the retreat is not full we will open bookings to GFR mitras.
Start: 4 Jan 2020 at 6:00pm
Finish: 18 Jan 2020 at 12:00pm
Cost: full income $920 / low income $870
I have been practising Buddhism and meditation for over 30 years and a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 1980. Since becoming an Order…