The play of now
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.
Movement and meditation follow on from one another, bridging the gap between stillness and engagement with the world. Easy physical improvisational exercises will help us to become more present and mindful, and open us to more light and joy. This will enrich our attention within and outside of meditation allowing us to be saturated with the spirit of discovery. This retreat is suitable for anybody who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive environment.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.
Covid-19 update: We hope this retreat will be able to go ahead, however we cannot be clear how travel and social distancing guidance will evolve and what the effect of this will be on our ability to offer this retreat. We are therefore only taking bookings for a limited number of places on this retreat and limiting people to one retreat booking each during the period of restrictions so as to share out our resources as much as we can. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee being able to run this retreat. We'll be in touch 2-4 weeks ahead of the start date of the retreat to confirm whether it is going ahead.