Led by: Nagesvara and Dayajoti
Open to: Adults
Experience level: Order Members and Mitras with 5 years+ experience in Triratna
Suggested donation: £120 (generosity tier)/ £95 (standard)/£60 (supported)
The Buddha spoke often about the importance of Samadhi (absorption in meditation). He described in detail the states of absorption called the Dhyanas, with their many flavours, including wellbeing, joy, bliss, peace and stillness.
On this retreat we’ll take the view that the most important condition for samadhi is openness of being. This allows a whole range of ways in, including breath, metta, devotion, and insight, all of them grounded in experiencing the body as a field of energy. If you think samadhi or dhyana is out of your reach, please think again and consider immersing with us on this intensive meditation retreat.
The retreat draws on material from Rob Burbea. Here is a link to resources you can use to prepare and deeply immerse yourself in this subject.
You will need to fully set aside the whole retreat period and you will be strongly encouraged, if at all possible, to set up good conditions for immersing in deep meditation. Do book early, as numbers will be limited in order to allow lots of opportunity to explore individual experience in detail, via both group and 1:1 meditation reviews.
The retreat will be flexible enough to accommodate different needs and levels of experience. Please note that this is not an ordination training retreat.
At age 18 Nagesvara got involved with the Stockholm Buddhist Centre. For eleven years he lived in Cambridge, worked in a Buddhist run business and mostly lived in Buddhist communities. Nagesvara was ordained in 2006, moved to Barcelona in 2012 to help set up the Barcelona Buddhist Centre, and in 2017 did a one year long meditation retreat. Since 2019 he has lived in Madrid with his wife running classes, courses and retreats locally and internationally. Meditation is something he is passionate about and a journey he has been on all his adult life. A journey he takes real delight in sharing with others.
Dayajoti first met meditation and Buddhism through Buddhafield at the Big Green Gathering festival in 1997. Her passions include supporting people in their meditation practice; teaching retreats; leading dance meditation; and being part of creating authentic community and a Buddhism that is joyful, earth-revering and soulful. Dayajoti has meditations and talks online on both Free Buddhist Audio https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/ and here on Insight Timer: https://insighttimer.com/dayajoti
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