“All conditioned dharmas, are like a dream, like an illusion, like a bubble, like a shadow, like a dewdrop, like a lightening flash; you should contemplate them thus.” – Diamond Sutra
This will be the third and final part of the Courage to Care series. Attendance is open to anybody; participation on the previous two retreats is not necessary although previous retreat experience is encouraged.
We are living through complex times. The multifaceted crisis — spiritual, psychological, ecological, social, political and economic - brings us into uncharted terrains where our usual solutions and strategies are growing increasingly impotent to effect change.
What is it to abide, wholeheartedly, in uncertainty? To collectively create a field which exists beyond the known? How can we contribute as we understand that we co-emerge in relationship with the whole?
As Dharma practitioners dreams can open a door into the ultimately empty and selfless nature of all dharmas. Through them we can explore that we are not on Earth, we are of Earth. We are Earth in human form.
On this retreat we will establish a group field that allows a different kind of listening to arise, through tending to and sharing our dreams, guided meditations and group time, to let the sense of imaginal space arise - of intuition and felt images - and to explore what they ask of us.
A limited number of camping places are available for this retreat at a reduced rate. It is not possible to book these online. Please contact our Reception team to enquire. Please note that we can only accommodate small one/two-person tents and each retreatant must have their own tent. Please be aware that if there is poor weather we may be unable to accommodate campers in the house.
SUVACO is a former Buddhist monk and a passionate advocate for embodying life in all of its forms. He lives in the South West UK where he works as a psychotherapist and Tai Qi teacher.
Listen to one of Suvaco's Talks at Gaia House on 15.06.2015: Evening Talk from Touching the Earth Retreat (Duration 47:09)
Suvaco will be assisted by Kamalamani. She has been a Dharma farer since 1995 and was ordained within the Triratna Buddhist Order for 11 years. She lives in Bristol where she works as a body psychotherapist, ecopsychologist, facilitator, and supervisor. She is author of Meditating with Character and Other than Mother: Choosing Childlessness with Life in Mind.
Retreat Code = 17146
A = suitable for all
Friday 26 May 2017 - Monday 29 May 2017 (3 nights)
Standard Rate:  £183 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate: £156 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate: £220 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
For additional help with retreat costs, other options are available
Extending Your Retreat = £43 per night - Conditions apply - please see box
Note: If you are booking for yourself and someone else -
you must make a separate booking for each person.
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