Vajrasara is an experienced retreat leader and certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication, and Focusing. She leads workshops in skilful communication, conflict resolution, team-building and empathic listening. She also works as an Integrative Counsellor and mediates between those in dispute. Vajrasara’s work is influenced by an interest in nature, poetry and psychology. She’s also keen on singing, writing, running and friendship. She spent 17 years at the London Buddhist Centre, where she worked in a Buddhist women’s cafe team, then ran the FWBO Communications Office. Eight years ago she moved to Somerset with Nagamudra, and set up the Frome Buddhist community. Vajrasara joined the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1999.
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 week will combine training and reflection – interaction and quiet time. It offers a chance to learn and to open the heart in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.We will introduce skills in communication, as well as meditation and some Buddhist principles.
This retreat is open to all; no previous experience of Buddhism or meditation is expected. There will be communication input, exercises, role plays, various types of connecting, physical stretches, some challenge of habits and views, and plenty of fun. There will be free time for walking, reading or resting. Simple ritual, poetry or chanting to end the evening quietly.
March 2022 update: Due to unexpected circumstance we have had to cancel the skilful communication retreat for 2022. We expect this retreat to be on the programme for 2023 and hope you can join us then.