Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: Unfolding Insight

Led by Vessantara

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This is the seventh in the series of very popular retreats on The Mandala of Spiritual Practice that Vessantara has been leading at Adhisthana. In this retreat we shall again explore the insight (or ‘spiritual death’) aspect of meditation practice. Insight involves taking apart our views about experience and cultivating an intuitive faculty through which we can know directly how things are. Insight practice catalyses a process of progressive seeing that frees and relaxes the mind.

During these nine days, we shall explore insight in a practical way, using different practices to free ourselves from what prevents us experiencing life in all its flowing, ungraspable and undivided richness. We shall also look into some pitfalls in the insight process – places where we can get stuck and bring the dynamic process of seeing and freeing to a halt.

As usual for retreats in this series, the retreat will be mostly in silence. There will be presentations and guided meditations, the opportunity for meditation reviews, as well as daily devotional practice.

This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Start Date: 11th May 2018
End Date: 20th May 2018
Deposit: £78
Price: £333 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £234 (Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit))

Bursary Fund - If you can’t afford to come on retreat you might be interested in applying for our Bursary Fund.