formless meditation - padmasambhava's invitation
A 19 year old art student stumbled upon Buddhism in 1982, packed her bags, moved to London and became fully involved in Buddhist community life.
In 1990 she was ordained as Vimalachitta and for 13 years worked full-time for the London Buddhist Centre, first as Meditation/Dharma teacher and then as women's mitra convenor.
Vimalachitta is now a trainer in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and leads courses in Mindful Presence (relational mindfulness) and Mindful Compassion in secular settings, as well as continuing to run retreats within Triratna.
Regulars - Meditation, Triratna
These retreats are for people who are already practising within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. Previous experience of the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditations and of the Sevenfold Puja will be assumed.
These retreats will also be conducted mostly in silence, and will normally have between 5 and 7 hours a day of sitting meditation.
Working from a foundation of body awareness, ritual, poetry and silence we will be practicing an integrated approach to Formless Meditation. We will draw on the inspiration of Padmasambhava to form an alchemical container for our meditation practice - an invitation to engage the whole of ourselves in our spiritual journey.
Suitable for those with at least one year of regular meditation practice.
For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.