Going on retreat means leaving distractions and responsibilities for a short time and instead taking the opportunity to develop awareness, deepen meditation and let the beautiful surroundings affect you. You get to meet other people with an interest and practice in the Dharma (the Buddha’s teachings) and be well fed! There is usually a theme for the retreat that will be explored and the time to reflect on it as well as time just to be yourself.
Weekend Retreat: Impermanence & Insubstantiality – 22nd to the 24th November 2019
“So you should view this fleeting world;
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.”
—The Diamond Sutra
All worldly things are impermanent, including ourselves, so how do we learn to let go? Can we find beauty and meaning in what is transient?
Led by Viryanaya, we will be reflecting on these questions through meditation, discussion, periods of silence, and exploring the aesthetic practice of Wabi-Sabi.
Held at Adhisthana near the Malvern Hills, the retreat begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday 22nd. Please arrive from 4pm onwards. We finish after lunch on Sunday 24th, at about 2.30pm.
Cost £110 (waged) / £100 (low waged) / £90 (unwaged). All meals are vegan. If you would like cow’s milk, please bring your own.
To book or for further information email email@example.com There is a non-returnable booking fee £20 (deducted from final cost).
For directions go to the Adhisthana website. Lifts can be arranged.
This retreat is suitable for regulars, mitras and order members, but not complete beginners.