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Anapanasati - Mindfulness of Reality

Thursday, 14 April 2022 to Tuesday, 26 April 2022

'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 (info@padmaloka.org.uk) 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; 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.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting by Aloka © from the Padmaloka Shrine Room

Led By: 
Satyaraja and team
Retreat Open To: 
Mitras, men training for ordination and Dharmacharis only
Retreat Type: 
Intensive Meditation Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Spaces
£70.00

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