Exploring the Three Bodies
A non-residential weekend retreat with Tejananda
at Leeds Buddhist Centre, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd May – 10:00 – 16:00
Suitable for regular, experienced meditators
In this workshop we’ll be exploring the real nature of the body & embodiment. Usually we think ‘we’ are walking around in a body of flesh and that the world is ‘out there’. But is this how things actually are?
By looking at our actual experience in a directed and inquisitive and playful way, we can begin to discover what’s really going on: right here we have access to the ‘pure relative truth’ of the body which reflects the Three Bodies of the Buddha – the Trikaya. These three dimensions of experience are the apparent body, what we take to be our ‘ordinary body’, the subtle ‘energy’ body and the body of ‘space’ and ‘awareness’. These are ways of talking about our actual experience right now, once we notice what is really going on!
N.B.The weekend could be quite challenging of our preconceptions and will centre around ‘spiritual death’ practices, so is suitable for regular meditators with a good basis in integration and positive emotion and an understanding of the fundamental principles of the Dharma
Please bring veggie lunch to share on both days
Numbers are limited so please book a place on the form which is on the Centre noticeboard. Alternatively you can email email@example.com (please say if you can only attend on one day – and which day)
If the retreat is oversubscribed, priority will be given to those booking for both days.
COST: There is no charge for this event, however the Centre relies on the generosity of the people who use it. If you can, please help us to make these weekends available to all by putting a donation in the dana bowl or by taking out a regular standing order to support the centre. Suggested Donation for the weekend: £60 / £30 (conc)