Mind the Gap Online Retreat, 25 February – 1 March 2022 , Led by Advayasiddhi
Want to find freedom? Want to let go of the habits that limit you? Instead open to insight, love and clarity?
This is your chance! On this retreat we will take our meditation deeper whilst at the same time exploring the opportunities for insight and freedom, right in the middle of our moment to moment experience. The retreat will be a mixture of input, practice, ritual and a chance to engage with each other.
We will look at how awareness and curiousity can give us the opportunities to open to the gaps between our experience and our often habitual reactions to it, and play with how to achieve greater joy and freedom, as we move away from the selfcreated suffering. All the time while connection with our heart and with each other.
Suitable for people practising within Triratna with 3+ years of experience. If you are in doubt if it is suitable for you, please get in touch
Practical * Starts Friday 25 February at 20:00 CET (19:00 GMT/ 21:00 EET) and ends Tuesday 1 March in the evening.
Cost * Dana. Donations are welcome and needed, as they allow me to keep leading retreats. You choose what you give, so please feel free to join no matter what your financial circumstances are. We will provide you with info on how to give once we get closer to the retreat.
Retreat Leader * Advayasiddhi is an experienced Dharma and Meditation teacher, and much loved for her lightness, depths and her humour. She has been involved in sharing the Dharma for more than 20 years and has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 2007. She loves to help people deepen their practice and has extensive experience of doing so. She will have support of some experienced mitras.
Contact email * firstname.lastname@example.org
Timings * The timings have been made so they especially cater for people across Europe, but you are welcome wherever you are in the world. The language will be (simple) English.
|Timings||GMT (UK, Ireland)||CET (Mainland Europe)||EET (Finland etc.|
|Morning meditation||7:00 – 8:00 am||08:00 – 09:00||09:00 – 10:00|
|Morning session||10:00 – 12:00 am||11.00 – 13:00||12:00 – 14:00|
|Groups 30 min (+ break)||3.00 – 3:35 pm||16:00 – 16:35||17:00 – 17:35|
|Afternoon session||3:45 – 4:45 pm||16:45 – 17:45||17:45 – 18:45|
|Evening session||7:00 – 8:00 pm||20:00 – 21:00||21:00 – 22:00|
Making the retreat work for you
We invite you to do what is most helpful for YOU. Do make the retreat work for you, in whatever circumstances you happen to be in. Our experience from the online events during the pandemic is that an online retreat can be as effective as meeting in person, IF YOU CREATE THE CONDITIONS for it to be so.
That means, thinking a bit ahead, and planning what might be supportive for you.
As with any retreat, reducing input, putting your mobile phone and any gadgets away, as well as avoiding the news and tv will be helpful. If you are at home, this might mean covering the tv with a nice cloth during the retreat, doing your shopping ahead of time, and telling your friends and family that you are on retreat, just as you would normally do if you go away.
Maybe you are able to actually go away, perhaps with a friend, perhaps on your own. Or maybe you can create supportive conditions in your home or somewhere else. Whatever you do, make sure you make the retreat work for you, in your circumstances.
If you are in the middle of familiy life or other commitments and that’s ok. Maybe you can’t make everything, but commit to what you can, and make sure to make supportive conditions for the sessions you do attend (have a room to yourself during the sessions, turn the phone off, etc etc).
You are very welcome to arrange your own groups, if you want to meet with people who speak the same language, your TFO/GFR group, or your local people.