A home meditation retreat for Order Members on the general theme of Tathagatagarbha, ‘Buddha Nature,’ emphasising our natural potential for awakening. Just as an acorn contains the potential to become a fully grown oak, each human being has an innate capacity for Enlightenment. Awakening is seen as something that can be unlocked and released with appropriate effort. This viewpoint brings naturalness and down-to-earth clarity.
The approach on this retreat will mainly be through meditation, looking into the nature of experience with the help of the truth of sunyata, and meditating on the form of Avalokitesvara, whose mantra is OM MANIPADME HŪM. Our daily practice will be Just Sitting and the Mahakarunika conjoint Mahamudra sadhana.
Retreatants have access to a Resource Page containing recordings of all teaching sessions, images, meditation and study materials.
The retreat is free. Dana is welcome, and needed, but it’s not necessary to donate to join the retreat. All welcome. Sessions led by Kamalashila at 1030-1130am, 5pm and 8-9pm UK time: Americas, Australasia and India can attend at least one of the sessions. Please join a discussion group at 10am or 730pm.
Please ignore the times below: they refer to when the site is open, not to event times.