Total Immersion Retreat: Beloved on the Earth
Easterbrook | Image © Padmapani 2011
Theme: Beloved on the Earth
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
Our relationship with the modern world is highly complex but, at heart, our feeling of ease in the world is dependent on being present, open and fully ourselves, with simplicity and love.
Living in community, amidst the beauty of the natural world, offers a tremendous support to re-learning the fundamental sense of intimacy and care we have toward the world. Being in silence, and cultivating awareness and love through a simple programme of meditation, gives us a door to being in the world and feeling beloved.
The much-loved Total Immersion Retreat will be at our familiar site next to Easterbrook again, but this year we will be experiencing it for the first time in Autumn rather than early Summer. So whether new to the event, or an old friend, please come and enjoy this new dimension to the internationally-renowned Total Immersion retreat!
The daily programme will include group sitting and walking meditation sessions, discussion, body work, ritual, mindful work and practice reviews. There will also be free time each day to enjoy the buttercup meadows, woods and surrounding countryside, and to relax in the wood-fired hot tub and showers. Most of the retreat will be conducted in silence to aid depth, clarity and receptivity.
The retreat will be supported by an experienced Buddhafield team who will provide delicious vegan, organic food, whilst we also explore working collectively towards living more sustainably on the land. This is unique retreat, a rare opportunity to deepen one's practice in conducive, natural conditions - living, sleeping and meditating outdoors amidst the magic of the living elements.
We highly recommend taking advantage of the full 4-week retreat, but if this is not possible there is a 2-week option departing at the half-way point.
Visit the 2013 Retreats & Events Programme page
|Dates||Friday 6 September—Friday 4 October 2013|
|Suitability||Experienced meditators only|
|Option for||First two weeks|
Friday 6 September — Friday 20 September 2013
|Venue||Easterbrook, near Yeoford, Devon|
|Led by||Paramananda, Padmadasi and Maitridevi|
You will only be asked to pay a deposit now of £80 per person now: this will be calculated for you.
Towards the end of the retreat you will be asked to make a further donation: please see the “donation guidelines” above, or read more about costs and donations