Play of Now ONLINE
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
Maitrivira has been participating in Dhanakosa retreats for 20 years. He brings a wealth of experience with him.
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 popular retreat will be moving online for 2020. 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. It is suitable for anybody who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive group.
The retreat will start on Saturday morning and run through to Wednesday. There will be two sessions each day:
- 0800 – 0900 Morning meditation session
- 1600 – 1800 A mixture of movement improvisation, dancing and meditation
On Saturday and Sunday morning, following a short break at 9am, Maitrivira will be offering introductions to the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices. One to one meditation reviews will also be offered through the week.
This programme can be taken as a structure for a home retreat if people wish, or also as a support for being at home, maybe in lock-down, through this challenging time.
The online retreat will run on the zoom meeting platform. This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too. You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.
Bookings will close at 4pm on Friday 6th November.