To attend this retreat you will need to have been regularly meditating for at least two years and regularly attend retreats, a centre or a group within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. You must also be comfortable with extended periods of sitting meditation, Buddhist devotional practice and spending most of the retreat in silence.
At any moment we can recognise, directly and viscerally, that we are alive and awake. With a settled and embodied awareness, this could open into an intuitive glimpse of what is deeper and truer in our nature, beyond concepts. This could be experienced as a spacious yet embodied presence, a timeless awareness-emptiness, or love, compassion and pure energy. We’ll explore this by way of a somatic approach to just sitting meditation together with experiential inquiries – opening to our own direct experience as aliveness, intimacy, simplicity and clarity. These subtle yet accessible qualities of our mind and being can act as gateways to the five wisdoms or ‘undivided knowings’ (jnanas), which are the essence of the five Buddhas. The mandala of the five Buddhas and their wisdoms offers a very practical map of our immediate experience, pointing to what has simply been here all along, unnoticed.
Tejananda has been honing his practice and teaching of meditation for many years whilst living at Vajraloka Buddhist Meditation Centre in Wales and is the author of The Buddhist Path to Awakening.
Prices for this event are: £360 - £330 (Conc)