The Beautiful Mind – Order/Mitra Retreat
Monday January 29, 2024 , 5:00 pm – Monday February 5, 2024 , 12:00 pm
Rare opportunity to be on retreat with Vajradevi
Awareness and Wisdom are qualities of the mind that is beautiful, clear seeing and free. These and other qualities of the ‘kalyana’, or ‘ethically lovely’ mind will be explored on this meditation retreat through the lens of the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s teaching on Mindfulness, and the Five Spiritual Faculties. We will explore the experience of receptive and open awareness, to cultivate both beauty and truth, while allowing the whole range of experience to be known and seen as it really is.
The retreat will draw on her book ‘Uncontrived Mindfulness’ and also on Bhante Sangharakshita’s book ‘The Way to Wisdom’ published as part of the Collected Works Volume 17. The retreat will be held in the Yarra Valley and will be mainly in silence with input and meditation reviews.
Open to Order Members and Mitras of the Triratna Buddhist Community
Venue: Wesburn Recreation Camp/ Yarra Valley
Booking Essential: $480 Full Waged/ $375 Concession/ $100 Deposit
Vajradevi started meditating in 1985 and has been ordained for 28 years. She has been practising and teaching mindfulness with a strong insight dimension for over 20 years. To further her practice, she has studied with specialists on Satipatthana on long retreats in Burma and the US.
She is the author of ‘Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering though attention, curiosity and wisdom’ published in 2021 by Windhorse Publications. Her approach is clear and accessible, with her regularly leading retreats at Vajraloka and Rivendell in the UK. Recently she lead several retreats in Sweden.
Between 2000-2007 she spearheaded Akashavana, our womens ordination retreat centre in Spain. You can find more information about her approach and read her meditation blog at www.uncontrivedmindfulness.net