Date(s) - vr 12 jul 2024
zo 21 jul 2024
With Vajradevi, Amritapurna and Maitricarya
Awareness and Wisdom are qualities of the mind that is beautiful, clear seeing and free. These and other qualities of the ‘kalyana’, or ‘ethically lovely’ mind will be explored on this meditation retreat through the lens of the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s teaching on Mindfulness, and the Five Spiritual Faculties. We will explore the experience of receptive and open awareness, to cultivate both beauty and truth, while allowing the whole range of experience to be known and seen as it really is.
The retreat will draw on her book Uncontrived Mindfulness and also on Bhante Sangharakshita’s book The Way to Wisdom, published as part of the Collected Works Volume 17.
This is an intensive meditation retreat which will be held mostly in silence.
Therefore, you need to be familiar with extended periods of silence on retreat.
There will be input and discussion around the theme and also practice reviews.
The retreat will be held in English without translation.
Vajradevi started meditating in 1985 and has been ordained for 29 years. She has been practicing and teaching mindfulness that is receptive but also with a strong insight dimension for over 25 years. To further her practice, she has studied with specialists on Satipatthana on long retreats in Myanmar and the US.
She is the author of Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering though attention, curiosity and wisdom, published in 2021 by Windhorse Publications.
Between 2000-2007 she spearheaded Akashavana, our womens ordination retreat centre in Spain.
You can find more information about her approach and read her meditation blog at www.uncontrivedmindfulness.net