dancing the unknown
Jayachitta has been a Buddhist since 1981 and has lived and worked with other Buddhists for a lot of that time. She has a deep love of performance and the infinity of human expression. 2002-4 she trained in physical theatre at Kiklos Scuola in Italy.
Since then she trained in Improvisation with Andrew Morrish, John Britton, Kate Hilder and others. Improvisation, movement and exploring the clown are very important to her as additional approaches to the spiritual life, as they are based in physical expression and play.
She sees them as an interactive way of entering and exploring the space that one discovers in meditation. It's in that spirit of play that we can discover who we are and can be. Please check out her website The Play of Now
Maitridevi was ordained in 1999 and spent 19 years living in Cambridge working in Windhorse Trading - a Buddhist run business. She has recently moved to Taraloka retreat centre to join the teaching team there.
She has a love of meditating in nature, swimming in rivers and hiding in forests, and her passion is exploring how to engage the imagination in practice.
Open to all, these retreats are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience, but no previous experience is assumed. All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.
This retreat combines meditation with movement improvisation. The atmosphere will be playful and appreciative and is suitable for anyone who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive environment.
Improvisation supports meditation in helping us to be present to the ever-moving mind, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go, without holding on.
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