Re-discovering the Body: Meditation Day Workshop (Tejananda)
Saturday 3 February 10.30am – 4.30pm
On this day workshop we will re-discover our body and through somatic meditation, exploration and inquiry. This should open us up to three ‘levels’ of body experience – gross (our ordinary, apparent, experience), energetic and spacious. On that basis, we’ll go deeper into the nature of our experience, using the three laksanas – impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and insubstantiality – as guidelines.
- In its current Western form, human culture is probably at its most dis-embodied ever. Buddhist practice starts – and continues – with ‘coming back’ to the body as what we really are, as distinct from our ideas about ourselves. Our views and beliefs about self and body are not only distorted, but the root of most of our stress and suffering (dukkha).
- For anyone who knows the two main Triratna meditations. Bring simple vegan or vegetarian lunch to share.
Going Deeper afternoons: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha (Maitrisiddhi)
A new series for 2018. Enjoying meditating, and want to deepen it? Interested in exploring further Buddhist teachings? Want to connect with others with a similar outlook and values to you? Each afternoon will include meditation and exploration of practical Buddhist teachings.
2.15 – 4.45pm – monthly Saturday afternoons
10 Feb, 10 Mar, 14 Apl, 12 May, 16 Jun
7 July, 11 Aug, 8 Sept, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 15 Dec
You can come to the whole day, or just the afternoon. For those already familiar with the two meditations taught in Triratna.
Sangha Monthly Saturday Lunch:
Come early (1.15) for the afternoon and have lunch with other Sangha members. A good way to get to know folk a bit more. Bring vegetarian/ vegan lunch to share (do keep this simple!!)
Sangha Weekend Retreat (Maitrisiddhi, Akasharaja and Prabhakari)
13-15 July: West Wales and Shrewsbury Sanghas
Deepen your practice and your connection with the Sangha – come on this weekend retreat at Adhisthana. A weekend away can have a powerful effect on our minds and our inspiration to practice. More details on the theme nearer the time.
Suitable for anyone who is already familiar with the two meditation practices taught in Triratna, and who is coming along to West Wales Buddhist Group activities. To book, or for more info, please contact Maitrisiddhi: westwalesbuddhistgroupatgmail.com