'Monks, this is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realisation of nibbana, namely these four foundations of mindfulness.'
The Anapanasati Sutta.
We are all looking for some kind of liberation. The Buddhadharma offers a clear path and method leading to greater and greater freedom. This meditation retreat follows the Anapanasati Sutta, the Buddha's teaching on the mindfulness of breathing.
Through progressively bringing awareness to the breath, bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts, we can see into the constantly changing nature of reality, purifying, and freeing the mind and taking us to the very heart of Buddhist meditation.
The retreat will include full instruction and personal meditation reviews, sitting meditation, walking meditation, puja, and periods of silence.
Please contact the Guest Master (email@example.com) if you haven’t been on an intensive meditation retreat before.
Details and Timings
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.00am.
Health and Hygiene
It is vital that you don't come on retreat if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, including a cough, loss or change of smell or taste, a temperature, or any other cold or flu-like symptoms.
If you have been in contact with somebody who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 7 days, please contact us on 01508538112 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org; we may ask you to take daily lateral flow tests if it is still appropriate for you to come on retreat.
To come on this retreat it is essential that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
We ask that you take two Lateral Flow Tests, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting, please also bring a few Lateral Flow Tests with you as everyone will be required to do a test halfway through the retreat.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.
For more information on our Covid policies and to see our risk assessment you can visit our Coming on Retreat Page.
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