Walking the Mandala

Starts 20 Nov 2022

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Walking the Land of Beautiful Vision, and beyond

Join Arthavadin, Dhiraprabha and Akasamati to explore the terrain, on and off track, in the ten directions, arriving at the centre of the mandala on New Years Day. We aim to journey in both outer and inner landscapes.

The retreat will be a combination of mindful reflection and strenuous activity, with meditation and ritual framing our days. A reasonable level of fitness is required as we will be doing (guided) walks for several hours each day in moderately steep terrain. A list of recommended gear will be provided on booking.

This retreat is suitable for those with little or no experience of meditation and Buddhism and those with some experience.

Bookings will be limited to 14 including the retreat leaders.

Wondering how to get to Sudarshanaloka? More info here.

We ask you to help care for others on retreat in these times of Covid. Read about what that means here.

Bookings close November 16 at midday.


Start: 20 Nov 2022 at 6:00pm
Finish: 26 Nov 2022 at 12:00pm

Cost: $510 (full) / $470 (low), Please don't let money be a barrier - contact us for options

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Photo of Akasamati


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