Retreats / Day Events
Let's get together on Zoom to do some writing
Satyagita will be offering some short, online writing exercises for anyone who's interested. No previous experience necessary & no pressure to read out what you write (though you may want to...).
Saturday 26th September 10am to 12pm.
By donation, via our donate button on the homepage of the website. Please put 'donation for Write On' in the comment box.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
* * PLEASE BOOK BY 3PM ON Friday 25th September (so we can send you the link)* *
Sun 27 Sep
'Not The Buddha in the Garden Centre!'
Lockdown restrictions cannot suppress the energy of the VAJRA GURU PADMASAMBHAVA! We will have a celebration, but a reduced one online, a morning session and an evening session, so that we’re not on-screen all day.
Morning session 10.30am - 12pm: Meditation, mantra chanting and a talk from Sujana. His title is “Not The Buddha in the Garden Centre!"
Visit any Garden Centre and you will find a Buddha statue representing calm, peace and serenity. For many people this is the image of how a Buddhist should be. But there is much more to us than just peace and serenity. In this talk Sujana will discuss some stories from the life of Padmasambhava, the transformation of mind, the importance of archetypes and some personal experience of visualisation in meditation.
Evening session 7.30pm - 9pm: Images of Padmasambhava with chanting, followed by Padmasambhava Puja.
Open to all.
By Donation. You can make donations for this event by clicking the donate button on the home page, or by ONLINE BANK TRANSFER - Sort code - 089299 Account number - 65618262 NBC reference for payment by bank transfer - Reference FESTD2/2021
Zoom link for both sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83127358184?pwd=eVdRN0VE...
Clearly and Calmly Knowing
Meditation morning led by Bodhivajra
A meditation morning (on Zoom) based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana) - body, feelings, mind, dharmas. We’ll begin by “contemplating the body in the body”, and “contemplating the feelings in the feelings”, and see how far we get. It will be a practice session with led meditations, rather than a study session. We’ll be going into our direct experience, clearly and calmly knowing what is happening right now. This is the basis for insight, awakening, understanding.
You don’t need to have any previous knowledge or experience of Satipatthana, but ideally you would have at least a year of meditation experience behind you and a currently active meditation practice.
Sunday 11th October 10am - 12
£15 / £12
**Please book by 3pm Friday 9th October to enable us to send you the link**