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Essential Meditation

Sunday, 20 February 2022 to Sunday, 27 February 2022

On this retreat we will be teaching the essential principles of meditation to help you work effectively in your practice, refresh your motivation, and inspire your effort.

It is suitable for both men who are relatively new to Triratna who have a regular meditation practice and who want to establish it on a solid foundation, as well as to experienced meditators who wish to breathe new life into their practice.

All areas of working in meditation will be covered from posture, balanced effort and overcoming the hindrances to access concentration, the dhyanas and insight. The emphasis will be practical, experiential and on learning meditation skills that one can then take away and apply in daily meditation practice.

Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.00am.

This retreat follows on directly from the Great Gathering Weekend 1. To book onto both this retreat and the Great Gathering at a reduced rate, click here.

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; or if you have been in contact with anyone who has within the past 14 days.

We ask that you take two Lateral Flow Test, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting.
If you haven't taken one by the time you arrive at Padmaloka, we will ask you to do one upon arrival and you will have to wait for the result before entering the buildings.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.

We will be observing enhanced hygiene protocols during the retreat, details of which you can find in our Padmaloka Risk Assessment, which is accessible from the Coming on Retreat page.

We will be taking every measure we can to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 during retreats, but despite this, there will remain a risk to those who attend; please consider this when coming on retreat.

If you are unable to attend the retreat due to illness or local lockdown measures then your booking can be transferred to the online aspect of the retreat, or to a future retreat.

Led By: 
Vidyadaka and team
Retreat Open To: 
Open to men who have been on retreat within Triratna and have an established and regular meditation practice
Retreat Type: 
Intensive Meditation Retreat
Booking Availability: 

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