Tejananda

Tejananda - Tejananda has been practising Buddhism and meditation for over 30 years and a member of the WBO since 1980. Since becoming an Order member, he has worked in a vegetarian café in Croydon, helped establish the Bristol Buddhist Centre, worked for the Karuna Trust, written a book introducing the fundamentals of Buddhism ' The Buddhist Path to Awakening ' and taught meditation and Dharma in many parts of the UK, Europe and the USA.

He has been part of the resident / teaching team at Vajraloka retreat centre in Wales since 1995 and became chairman of the centre in 2001. In meditation and Dharma practice he is particularly inspired by the formless meditations of the Tibetan Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions, and devotion to Padmasambhava and Vajrayogini, which all finds reflection in his ‘Formless Meditation‘ retreats.

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Simply being

Friday, 31 August 2018 to Friday, 7 September 2018
2018

‘Simply being’ points to a quality of awakeness and receptivity that we can recognise at any moment, both in and outside of formal meditation. It’s an openness to full presence in our being - in our body, senses and awareness. It suggests opening to what we really are, beyond conceptual fabrication, inseparable from nature itself, which is undivided and ungraspable. 

These are meditation retreats and will be conducted mostly in silence. They will normally have between 5 and 7 hours a day of sitting meditation.  

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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simply being

Friday, 22 September 2017 to Friday, 29 September 2017
2017

‘Simply being’ points to a quality of awakeness and receptivity that we can recognise at any moment, both in and outside of formal meditation. It’s an openness to full presence in our being - in our body, senses and awareness. It suggests opening to what we really are, beyond conceptual fabrication, inseparable from nature itself, which is undivided and ungraspable. 

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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simply being and the Mandala of Uselessness

Friday, 23 September 2016 to Friday, 30 September 2016
2016

We’re very attached to the notion that our lives ‘should’ be useful, purposeful and meaningful. Yet ultimately these are just figments of the human mind. The ‘mandala of uselessness’ is simply being: being what we really are, inseparable from nature itself which is undivided and ungraspable.  

‘You don’t have to justify your existence by doing things which are useful’ - Sangharakshita

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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simply being

Friday, 25 September 2015 to Friday, 2 October 2015
2015

‘Simply being’ points to a quality of awakeness that we can recognise at any moment. It suggests being what we really are, beyond concept and one with nature itself. We’ll explore this by way of the five ‘awarenesses’ which are the essence of the mandala of the five Buddhas - a simple and very practical ‘map’ of our immediate experience which all points us back to ‘just this’ – what is here already, unnoticed: simply being.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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simply being and the mandala of uselessness

Friday, 24 October 2014 to Friday, 31 October 2014
2014

We’re very attached to the notion that our lives ‘should’ be useful, purposeful and meaningful. Yet ultimately these are just figments of the human mind. 

The ‘mandala of uselessness’ is simply being:  being what we really are, inseparable from nature itself which is undivided and ungraspable.  

‘You don’t have to justify your existence by doing things which are useful’- Sangharakshita

 

For more information please take a look here

Booking Fee: 
£75.00