Embodied Wholeness 2019
Thursday 26 December – Wednesday 1 January at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Minto Heights
In Triratna, Dharma practice is embodied in a dynamic mandala of five principles. We progressively integrate mind and body and discover the power of skilful and positive mental states. Then, directly investigating, penetrating and dispelling our various layers of delusion, we open ever more to the wonder of what is - the essential Dharma-truth of our being. Finally, we can rest in simple openness, embodied wholeness.
We're all already engaging with these principles in different ways and to different degrees. In this retreat, we'll explore their dynamic and transformational nature, how our meditation and other practices might change as we go deeper and how, as the Buddha promised, dukkha may come to an end and wisdom and compassion may be fully embodied.
Tejananda writes: "I'd like to approach this in a thoroughly embodied way, building up an integrated practice which brings all five principles together."
This retreat will be practice-led, based in the direct experience of the living energy of our body and being. Embodiment means realising our undivided wholeness, our natural positivity and our intrinsic capacity to see Dharma truth directly - all through being open to the energy of the body, and by becoming attuned to its actual nature.
We want everyone to have the opportunity to come on retreat. If you cannot afford the cost even with concessions, we may be able to help. Please contact us to discuss.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much meditation experience do I need?
The retreat will be best suited if you are already familiar with the mindfulness of breathing practice that we teach.
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
Although our inspiration and practices come from Buddhist teachings, you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend or benefit from the retreat.
What does the cost include?
The retreat cost covers the full cost of the urban retreat, including teaching sessions at the Sydney Buddhist Centre. Food and refreshments will be provided.
When does the retreat start and end?
The retreat will begin with morning meditation at 7.30am Friday 28th December 2019, followed by breakfast at 8.45am. The first group session will be at 10.30am Friday morning.
The retreat will end at 12.30pm on Wednesday 1st January 2020, after the final group session.
What will the accommodation be like?
This is now an Urban (non-residential) Retreat at the Sydney Buddhist Centre. Accommodation has been arranged in Sydney for those who need it with members of the sangha. Meals will be provided at the Centre. Help with washing up and a few simple chores will be much appreciated so that the retreat can run smoothly.
Can I have a single room?
This depends upon the accommodation available with sangha members in Sydney. Most, if not all, retreatants will have their own room.
What will the food be like?
Many Buddhists practice veganism as an expression of non-violence. As such, all food will be vegan.
If you have any allergies that aren't listed on the booking form, please contact us before booking to ensure we can cater for you.
What do I need to bring?
Unless you are coming a long distance we ask that you bring your own sheets.
You'll need to bring any toiletries you need including a towel. It is also a good idea to bring a torch if you have one and you may also want to bring a notebook and pen.