We are a Buddhist group which provides
teachings & practice in meditation & Buddhism.
We had an excellent Day Retreat in January.
We saw how the Satipatthana Sutra and the Eight Consciousnesses form a basis for profound practice. We deepened our understanding by meditating and with interesting discussions.
Margot lead practical meditations and exercises to cultivate mindfulness of the body.
The group agreed that the Satipatthana Sutra was valuable for developing one’s understanding and practice, so we will continue studying the sutra in future Day Retreats.
When meditating, awareness of the body provides a foundation for cultivating presence and mindfulness. The Satipatthana Sutra starts with an extensive discussion about the body, with how all physical activity can be meditation.
Bodily awareness can hamper spiritual growth through attachment. We will meditate on the composition of our body from various perspectives and look at unhelpful relationships to the body. The sutra also reminds us of our transience in the “charnel ground” contemplations.
We will include Mahayana and Vajrayana perspectives to enrich our understanding of the sutra.
With Margot Messenger, we will further explore the mind-body integration which is needed for stable meditation practice.
Beginners are welcome!
Bodhicharya London is under the guidance of Ringu Tulku. We have been doing stimulating monthly day retreats at the Helios Centre for some time now.
We do a number of meditation sessions interspersed with the discussions and breaks for lunch, tea and biscuits. By the end of the day, we will have done about three hours of meditation in total. Beginners are very welcome.
HELIOS, 116 Judd Street WC1H 9NS, near St. Pancras Station; map
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The suggested voluntary donation is £20 for the day and the venue. If you can’t afford it, you can give a smaller amount (just mention this to the group guide). We have two optional additional collections. One collection is for either Ringu Tulku or the Rigul Trust, and one for the retreat guide.
We usually have lunch nearby for about £6, if you would like to join us.
We are saving money for future projects (for example our visiting teachers), so if you give more, it helps us fund these. You can also become a member, or make an additional donation on the the day or direct to our bank account.
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