Sangha Events

Sangha Events

These events are for Friends, Mitras and Order Members.

Meditation Sesshin with Dhiraka  (Saturday 4th November, 10am – 5pm)

THE MIND AT PEACE WITH ITSELF – A MEDITATION SESSHIN

THINK OF THIS ‘SESSHIN’ AS A DAY-LONG URBAN RETREAT . IT’S A GREAT
OPPORTUNITY TO DEVOTE SOME TIME TO YOUR MEDITATION PRACTICE, TAKING IT
FURTHER THAN IS NORMALLY POSSIBLE OUTSIDE OF A RURAL RETREAT.

IT WILL BE A SAMATHA PRACTICE DAY. THE THEME IS ABOUT GENTLY ENCOURAGING
A _SETTLING INTO STILLNESS_. WE WILL EXPLORE APPROACHES TO MEDITATION
THAT HELP US GET PAST THE EVERYDAY MENTAL AGITATION AND RESTLESSNESS,
BUT WITHOUT RESORTING TO THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH OF APPLYING THE
‘ANTIDOTES’.

THE PATTERN FOR THE DAY WILL BE: FIRST TO CULTIVATE BEING MORE
‘EMBODIED’, THEN MORE ‘EMBEDDED’, THEN TAKING A REAL INTEREST IN THE
PRESENT CONDITION OF OUR CONSCIOUSNESS, FOLLOWED BY USING THE BREATH TO
DEEPEN THAT AWARENESS AND SOOTHE ANY TENSIONS.

THERE WILL BE BRIEF PERIODS FOR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION TO HELP ADDRESS
PARTICULAR ISSUES IN YOUR PRACTICE, SO PLEASE COME PREPARED TO ASK AND
SHARE.

LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED BUT IF YOU BRING A PACKED LUNCH WE CAN EAT TOGETHER
MINDFULLY.

COST: £10.00 Deposit Suggested donations thereafter £30/20

Please email for booking details.