Exploring Buddhist Animism
Early Buddhism emerged from the animistic culture of iron-age India, shaking off the chains of superstition and belief in magic. But have we come too far from those sensitive resonant connections with nature into a disenchanted world? On this retreat we will engage with themes from the early Buddhist tradition, through study, reflection, meditation, and ritual, rediscovering our place in the unfolding interconnectedness of all life. And engage with the question of whether a more animistic approach to life may help us not only live more meaningfully, but help us build a better world.
Study and discussion will form an important part of this retreat, but we will also take our reflections strongly into our meditation practice and into an encounter with the lifeful elemental world of nature around us.
For more information please read the retreat information sheet.