Our Breathing Body: Online Meditation Retreat
- Sun May 2nd 2021
- 5:30 pm
- 5:30 pm
- Booking required
- £50 registration fee, plus £100 suggested donation
This retreat runs from Sunday 2 May to Saturday 8 May
It is hard to overstate the importance of the breath within Buddhist meditation. It provides the ‘object’ most often used for the strengthening and purifying of our reflective consciousness. In addition, it provides a felt experience of inter penetration of all life – without such an experience ‘enlightenment is impossible.
The breath is the thread that stitches our life together. Its centrality in energetic psycho-physical work such as meditation is testified to in nearly all spiritual traditions. Both posture and imagination lean heavily on an intimacy with our own breath. How different would the world would be now if Descartes had concluded ‘I breath therefore I am’?
The focus of this week long online meditation retreat will be our breathing body and how bringing a creative awareness to the breath and staying grounded in our breathing body can lead to more calm, insight and wisdom.
Paramananda is the author of Change Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation and Bodhilila is the Chair of West London Buddhist Centre.
Start of the retreat on Sunday at 19.00 (1.5 hours)
There after the same schedule of:
Session 1: 8 am – 9 am (UK time)
Session 2: 10.30 – 12.30 am
Session 3: 4 pm – 5.50 pm
Booking and financial support:
The non-refundable booking fee for this course is £50, with a suggestion for additional voluntary donation of £100 (if you wish or are in a position to give this).
We still want to make our events available to everyone who wants to attend so please contact the centre and ask for a bursary if you want to attend but can’t manage the booking fee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bodhilila and Paramananda