Like a river that flows unceasingly
Friday 29 September – Thursday 12 October
Join Khemayogini and Moksavajra in a meditation intensive retreat for 10 or 14 days in the beautiful surroundings of Sudarshanaloka and its valley. This is an opportunity to increase our confidence and stability in meditation, and to enquire into the nature of our minds.
In the course of this retreat, we will engage in the three core meditation practices of Triratna: mindfulness of breathing, kindness meditation (metta bhavana), and "just sitting", so some experience of the first two would be helpful, but not essential. We will also do some walking meditation, weather permitting.
After an introductory talk, we will focus on meditation practice, so there won't be any discussion groups. There will, however, be meditation reviews with the retreat leaders, so that you can reflect on how you are going with someone experienced. We will increase the amount of meditation gradually to match people's capacities, and have a fair amount of silence, including a core period in the middle of the retreat of silence throughout the day and night.
Most of all, we would like you to feel at home on retreat with like minded people, so that you can look into the nature of your experience in a way that is not usually possible in your daily life.
This is a 10 day retreat, with the option to stay for 14 days.
10 days: 7pm Friday 29 Sept - 11am Sunday 8 Oct
14 days: 7pm Friday 29 Sept - 11am Thursday 12 Oct
10 day option: $790 / $710
14 day option: $970 / $930
Youth Special: $540 (10 days) or $840 (14 days) for those under 35 who are willing to camp (you'll need to bring your own camping gear)