To help you work effectively in your practice, refresh your motivation, and inspire your effort we will be teaching the essential principles of meditation. This retreat is ideal for both those 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 for 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.
Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting by Aloka ©
Details and Timings
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.15 am.
You are welcome to arrive from 4pm. The Guest Master will be in the retreat lounge from around 4.30pm to greet and register you.
This retreat is preceeded by the Fathers' Retreat Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both retreats.
Please contact the guestmaster for a place on the waiting list. email@example.com
A Testimonial from Maitripa
Maitripa recollects his experience of being on an Essential Meditation Retreat at Padmaloka and some of the things that he learned.
Coming on a retreat at Padmaloka is a step into another way of being, where we temporarily take up a way of life that is more supportive of Buddhist Practice. We go forth from our ordinary circumstances, our comforts and distractions so that we can discern and move towards our ideals and help others to do so as well.
When booking a retreat at Padmaloka it is important to get a sense of how you will be living here - what our customs, etiquettes and requirements for being on retreat are.