Perception, the Unreliable Witness, and How to Release from Suffering
A weekend of Meditation and Mindfulness at Norwich Buddhist Centre.
Central to our dharma life is a simple yet profound distinction; that between our direct experience mediated through the senses, and the thoughts and ideas we have about those experiences. We are usually unaware that the concepts we base our sense of self on and navigate our world by, are frequently flawed in a deep and on-going way. We look through the distorted lens of our own views and assumptions, making us an unreliable witness to our own inner experience.
On this meditation weekend we’ll cultivate Awareness and Right View, to become mindful of, and curious about, what is actually happening in experience. Going to the heart of what we take to be ‘true’ we can come to see the process of construction and fabrication happening each moment. Relying on the Dharma and our own direct experience, wisdom arises, perfuming deep knowing, and with clear, undistorted seeing we are released from suffering.
There will be a silent lunch break each day. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.
Suitable for: Mitras, Order Members and Regulars with some Dharma knowledge. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Vajradevi is a much sought-after teacher of mindfulness and meditation. She is appreciated for her relaxed and natural style which encourages both receptivity and precision of observation, in learning to watch the mind.
Her interest in practising and then teaching mindfulness with a strong insight dimension emerged over 20 years ago. To further her practice, she has studied with specialists in Satipatthana such as Joseph Goldstein and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. She teaches throughout Triratna Centres and retreat centres.
You can read her meditation blog at www.uncontrivedmindfulness.net
Her book ‘Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom’ is available at https://bit.ly/UncontrivedMindfulness
Level Of Experience Needed: Regulars
Led By: Vajradevi
Date/Time: February 4, 2023 - February 5, 2023 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Price: High Wage £90 / Low Wage £72 / Concession £50
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