Buddhafield offers the ideal opportunity to practice in a natural environment free from the distractions of our daily lives. Living in simplicity and community we will explore how attending to our bodies and hearts can open the imagination to the poetics of awakening. We will together create a community of practice that supports us to go beyond our normal sense of who and what we are, opening to ourselves, one another and the world.
Paramananda is an inspirational and much loved Buddhist teacher who has written a number of books on Buddhism and the craft of meditation, including ‘A Deeper Beauty’, and mostly recently ‘The Myth of Meditation: Restoring Imaginal Ground through Embodied Buddhist Practice’.
He worked for a number of years as a psychiatric social worker and did voluntary work in the community for the Samaritans, in drug detox, and in a hospice. His time is now dedicated to teaching.
Alobhin was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2006. He first came along to a Buddhafield retreat in 1996. He is currently an itinerant Buddhist practitioner who is tremendously grateful for the teachings he has received over the years and wishes to share them as widely as possible.
Padmadarshini will be offering daily sessions of Embodied Movement and Bodywork. Drawing on somatic movement enquiries, yoga and playful explorations, she will offer both guided and improvised movement to support a more open and easeful relationship to our experience; for example how do we yield our weight and feel ourselves made of the earth.
Please note that this retreat runs Saturday to Saturday in contrast to some other years.
Led by: Paramananda and Alobhin and yoga with Padmadarshini
Location: Buckfastleigh, South Devon
Deposit amount: £100
Total suggested cost (including deposit): donation tier:£800/ standard:£520/ supported:£340 (see our FAQ for an explanation of the deposit/ dana system)
Experience level: Experienced meditators - at least three years
Age group: Adults
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