Routes to Resilience - Green Earth Awakening Retreat 2021

Monday 13 September 2021 to Sunday 19 September 2021
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Green Earth Awakening is a fundraising event for Triratna Buddhafield, Registered Charity No. 1108826


Routes to Resilience Retreat

For those acting on behalf of their community or environment, wanting to face into the ecological and social challenges we are currently seeing.

We are living in pivotal times, with challenges which are socio-political, cultural and spiritual in nature. There is a sense of people wanting to find sustainable ways to keep engaging and meeting these challenges. The Buddhist tradition offers dharmic and meditative practices which can support our aspirations.

The retreat aims to evoke and strengthen the ‘Eco-Sattva’ Spirit by

  • Revealing our connection with the Earth and Elements
  • Recognising and expressing our solidarity with and longing for community
  • Finding ways to express alternatives to the consumption-for-profit paradigm
  • Choosing teachings to practice which transform our actions, emotions and mental state so we can be of benefit to ourselves and others in ever more effective ways.

There will be meditation, talks, workshops, and simple land based connection and rituals. There will be an opportunity to stocktake your levels of resilience and reflect on what needs to be transformed to balance out what is depleted.

The retreat will be led by a team with experience of engaged Buddhism and activism.

Amaragita, Rose and Sinhaketu

Amaragita - My background is in community development and working with young people at risk and the professionals that support them. I worked for various social change movements and I have been a trainer facilitator and coach for 35 years. My passions are meditation and creating spaces for deep inquiry and celebration of the human condition. I have been leading intergenerational retreats and retreats for mothers for many years. I have engaged in actions with Extinction Rebellion and am keen to strengthen and deepen my Eco-sattva spirit. Currently, I am chair of Buddhafield and have been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community for 21 years.

Rose - I am a Processwork psychotherapist in training and conflict facilitator. I have been involved in campaigns and actions with climate and social justice groups throughout my adult life. I have been part of the Triratna community and Buddhafield for over 18 years and have been coordinator of the Green Earth Awakening Camp since its formation. I am excited by ways of relating and organising that support all aspects of ourselves, and our communities, towards effective collaboration and growth

Sinhaketu -I have been involved in XR since the ‘5 Bridges’ Campaign in London where I cut my teeth as a De-escalator with the NVC XR team. I am a XR de-escalator trainer. I specialise in community building through Focusing, NVC and Mindfulness and shall be introducing ‘Co-liberation Companioning’ on this retreat.

Dates 13th - 19th September (Arriving after 2.00 onwards Departing after lunch on Sunday)

Led by: Amaragita, Rose and Sinhaketu
Open to: Adults 
Experience level: All levels
Deposit: £60
Suggested donation: £450 generosity, £260 standard, £170 supported  (For an explanation of donation levels check here)  Vehicle pass: £10