West London Buddhist Centre

Meditation Retreat Online: Our Bodies Break Light

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  • Sun Feb 7th 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £50 registration fee, plus suggested donation £100

This is a week-long retreat that runs from Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 February. Programme details to follow soon. 


This very body that we have,
That’s sitting here right now…
With its aches and pleasures
Is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.
Pema Chodron


This on-line retreat will investigate the role of the body in meditation, from the development of mindfulness and compassion through to its place in the cultivation of wisdom. We will bring a body based, intuitive and creative approach to meditation and experience how being grounded in the body can open our hearts and minds. We will also be exploring key Buddhist teachings through our embodied experience.

The retreat will include talks, meditation, reflection, mantra chanting, ritual and discussion. This retreat is the first of a series of three week-long meditation retreats led by Paramananda and Bodhilila which will focus in turn on the body, the breath and the heart as pathways to insight.


Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in

from Anthem by Leonard Cohen


Please register in advance for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-bodies-break-light-an-online-meditation-retreat-tickets-136781024727

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event via Zoom in your confirmation email and again at least 48 hours before the start date.

Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable. After the course you will be invited to make a further voluntary contribution towards the event. The suggested donation is a guide to help you but please offer what you can above or below that figure.

Led by Paramananda and Bodhilila


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