Meditation and Daily Life Practice
An event for everyone. (Renamed, formally advertised as Nature of Mind Retreat)
This retreat is an opportunity to spend many hours practising together in spirit even if not in the same room. Practising together creates a very special mandala with adhistana power of its own by means of which we energize each other’s practice as well as drawing the adhistana of the Dharma down into this world at this troubled time. A peaceful world is created by peace loving and peaceful hearts and minds.
As we sit as simply as we can with Wake Heart Open Be – even if our minds don’t feel that peaceful – we are tapping into our true nature which is primordially at peace. Thoughts and feelings are not what they seem to us now – as we turn towards them and welcome them into our awareness their true nature is able to reveal itself as primordial peace – this is the insight that liberates. As our confidence in this nature – this living truth of Openness Clarity and Sensitivity grows through formless meditation practice – so our ability to acknowledge, align with, honour and celebrate it grows and can carry over into our daily lives in a multitude of ways – ways we may barely be aware of and yet powerfully transforming our lives and the lives of others.
Lama Shenpen will introduce the retreat and Katie, Sherab, Five and Lama Agnes will be there to give guidance in meditation and facilitate the retreat from day to day. There will be periods of self-study and reflection as well as group meditation sessions and discussions. Lama Shenpen is likely to give a session towards the end of the retreat to answer questions that came up during the retreat.
By committing to this retreat, you are choosing to:
- Joining at least one of the morning or evening prayer sessions.
- Meditating at least two sessions through the day (in the group or on your own)
- You are invited to join one of the discussion groups, but it is not a requirement.
It is understood that your home life might make some of these commitments difficult. In which case, you are encouraged to consider what exceptions you will need through the week and build those into your retreat boundaries.
The week will start with an introductory talk and retreat vows in the evening on Friday 8th April before our Evening Practice and end on Saturday 16th April in the morning at around 10:30.
Further information will be sent out nearer the time to those who've registered. Any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org@stneve . We may not be able to help, but we'll always try!