Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom
Running from Saturday 25th September with a 10.30 am start to Friday 1st October, ending 9pm.
The retreat is primarily for Order Members & Mitras within the Triratna Buddhist Community but is also open to those who have been meditating for at least 3 years and have some Dharma knowledge.
The retreat will consist of 3 sessions a day: 10.30-12.30, 5-6pm & 8-9pm BST.
The main input sessions (morning and afternoon) will be recorded and posted daily in case you have to miss one, or the time zones don’t work for you, or if you want to re-listen to a session.
The evening (third session) will be unled meditation and simple collective ritual.
On the first and last day there will be an extra session with check-in groups from 4-5pm. Here you have the opportunity to share something of your current meditation practice and meet some others on the retreat.
We hope to offer meditation reviews which you can choose to sign up for when you book onto the retreat.
The emphasis will be on a relaxed, open, and attentive quality of ‘knowing’, receptive to whatever is happening within our experience. We will be cultivating mindfulness that is ‘uncontrived’ and natural and looking to bring ‘right view’ – a wisdom perspective – to each moment of awareness.
I’ll be drawing on my book and particularly looking at how to use awareness and right view to explore, understand, and see through the ways in which we create suffering for ourselves and others.
Please feel free to engage with the retreat with the flexibility you need if you have other responsibilities to attend to or health needs.
The retreat is run on a Dana basis, and there will be an opportunity to offer dana during the retreat.
Once booked you should receive a simple email confirmation from Google. We will be in touch a week before the start of the retreat with more information.
Please use the Contact form if you have further questions at this point.