Buddhafield has been meeting over the past week or so to collectively consider our response to CV-19, and how we can best act with kindness and compassion in these difficult times.
After hearing the government guidance, will be cancelling all of our retreats until the end of June, to minimise contact between people and unnecessary travel. This is disappointing for many of us, but it feels like the most appropriate response in the circumstances. This covers the following events:
• Tree Planting Retreat
• Sacred Landscape Yatra
• South East Spring Family Friendly Weekend
• Men's Wilderness Retreat
• Heart Space: for trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people
• Women’s Retreat: Our bodies, Ourselves?
Regarding our other retreats from July onwards we will monitor the situation as it unfolds, and will communicate with retreatants as soon as we can about whether events will go ahead.
In terms of the Buddhafield Festival, we have yet to receive clear and specific guidance from the government about mass gatherings, so we are monitoring the situation and meeting as a management team regularly. At present, we plan to go ahead with the Festival but will issue a statement if this changes at any point.
We are wishing all beings well and happy, and that the difficult emotions arising at this time can be held in a bigger container of love and awareness. We will be considering some creative responses for online practice over the next month, and hope to be able to provide some much needed meditation and Dharma for people to access at home in these challenging times.
If you need to contact us, please do so via our website so your enquiry gets channelled to the right person https://buddhafield.com/contact