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teachings & practice in meditation & Buddhism.
In the Day Retreat in February we saw how our body can always be a vehicle for mindfulness and can ground us. We contemplated our physical composition and our transience. Our understanding was deepened with meditating and interesting discussions.
In order to stay grounded, it is useful to maintain awareness of the body. In the coming Day Retreat, we’ll expand our mindfulness into further areas of awareness.
As mentioned above, awareness of the body provides a foundation for cultivating presence and mindfulness. The Satipatthana Sutra continues the discussion by teaching how to expand our awareness into aversion and attachment. In this way, we gain insight into how we create ‘reality’. By meditating, we practise to overcome problems and habits
We will also look at how to relate to various mind states– problematic ones and pleasurable ones: what should we do about them? How do they arise, and what are they? Can they be used in mind training?
We will include Mahayana and Vajrayana perspectives to enrich our understanding of the sutra.
The day will be lead by Dirk and Cesare.
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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