This retreat is suitable for those who have a regular meditation practice and who regularly attend retreats, a centre or a group within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. You will also need to be familiar with, and happy to participate in, Triratna Buddhist devotional practice and ritual (puja), be comfortable with extended periods of sitting meditation and the possibility on some retreats of periods spent in silence.
“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth – penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”- JOSEPH CAMBELL
This retreat will be an exploration of the psyche’s quest for wholeness through the exploration of a myth or fairy tale. A journey through both collective and personal experience using story, images, symbols and dreams. Includes discussion, meditation and ritual.
Atula has been ordained for over 40 years and is an experienced therapist and retreat leader who has a gift for using myth and symbol to take us into the depths of our being.
Nagamudra is a story teller and dramatherapist.
Mandarava is an artist, puppet maker and story teller. For more details of Mandarava’s work go to: www.bluebirdpuppets.com
Prices for this event are: £360 - £330 (Conc)