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
Vajradevi has been meditating since 1985, and leading retreats since 2002. She has a long standing passion for mindfulness teachings as a path to insight and to this end has explored the teaching of early Buddhism, participating on retreats in the US and Burma, studying with Joseph Goldstein and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. She is currently writing a book based on her own practice of Satipatthana
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.
For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.