West London Buddhist Centre

With Roots in the Sky (Online meditation retreat)

Published in Buddhist Events & Festivals, Calendar for all events, Retreats

  • Sun Jan 23rd 2022
  • Sat Jan 29th 2022
  • 7:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • Booking required
  • £50 Registration

Imagine a sky, empty, spacious and pure from the beginning; the essence of the nature of mind is like this. Imagine a sun, luminous, clear, unobstructed, and spontaneously present; the nature of mind is like this. Imagine that sun shining out impartially on us and all things, penetrating all directions; the energy of mind, which is the manifestation of compassion, is like this; nothing can obstruct it and it pervades everywhere.’
from Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rimpoche

While dealing with the challenges in our lives amidst a world in constant crisis it can be hard not be overwhelmed and to react by withdrawing from engaging with the world. Yet we are all connected through our bodies, hearts and minds to the earth that sustains us and the other living beings we share it with. We are all connected through our hearts to the ‘anima mundi’ or soul of the world. We can all participate in ‘big mind’ when we move beyond our habitual ‘small mind’ through cultivating a more receptive heart/mind which is open to both what is most intimate and most universal within us.

Join Paramananda and Bodhilila on this online meditation retreat as we explore how we can remain embodied in our practice and engage with the world, with roots in the earth and the sky.

Paramananda and Bodhilila


The easiest way to book is online - just click the button below.

Please make sure you have read all the details of the event, have made sure you are eligible to attend (eg for 'going deeper' events) and are willing to make any commitments that are required.

Bookings are fully refundable up to 7 days in advance. After that we cannot usually offer refunds.

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You can also book in person at the Centre, or by sending a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre along with your name, email and phone number and the name and date of the event to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Meditation Club will not be restarting until Sunday 27 March and NOT on 30 January as previously listed.