Dhamma Evenings in Oxford.
This year, Ven Canda will teach regularly for Oxford Insight.
The Friends' Meeting House
Mondays, 7pm - 8.30pm
17th Feb 2020
02nd Mar 2020
16th Mar 2020
30th Mar 2020
13th Apr 2020
27th Apr 2020
11th May 2020
25th May 2020
08th Jun 2020
Sutta Discussion Evenings in Oxford.
Venerable Canda is now offering regular Sutta discussion evenings which are taking place at an Oxford venue. These will centre on the practical application of the teachings in our lives.
Anyone interested will just need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm and to get the address beforehand.
7th - 9th Feb 2020, New Jersey, USA
Weekend Retreat Led by Ven Canda for Buddhist Insight, New York, USA: "Stopping The World With Contentment"
Address: 29 Ridgeway Ave, West Orange - NJ
The Buddha said, "There is no way to end suffering without reaching the end of the world." (AN 4.45) But how can we possibly reach the end of the world? Contentment helps us remain present to our experience as it unfolds, bringing the worlds of past and future to an end. Contentment settles the winds of wanting and douses the fires of ill will, the main hindrances to stillness and insight. As inner contentment deepens, the relentless search for pleasure in the sensual world gradually loses its meaning, and a taste of freedom becomes possible.
Booking information to follow.
Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 Day Retreat, Bristol
A Day Retreat Led by Ven Canda for Bristol Insight: "Contented and Easily Satisfied"
The ennobling quality of contentment is a direct antidote to the cause of suffering: restless desire. Whilst the winds of wanting blow us from past to future, always promising happiness someplace else, contentment enables the mind to linger with loving appreciation in this moment; within this imperfect body and mind.
This retreat will show how, when we are contented and easily satisfied, even unpromising experiences tend to reveal their beauty, opening us to ever-deeper layers of inner peace.
The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections and an opportunity for Q&A. This retreat is open to newcomers to meditation as well as those with more experience.
Sunday 8th Mar 2020 Day Retreat, 10am - 5pm, London.
Day Retreat Led by Ven Canda for London Insight: "Emotional Agility"
Meditation is a way to develop beautiful emotions like compassion and courage. Yet any authentic inner journey involves meeting feelings that we find painful (even ‘unspiritual’) and may be tempted to push into the recesses of our minds.
Using a range of perceptual and meditation techniques, we will learn to befriend and open to our emotional world with gentleness and respect. Developing such emotional agility helps us stay steady enough to penetrate the nature of experience, relaxing clinging towards any particular state of mind.
The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma reflections and an opportunity for questions and reflections.
Saturday 9th May 2020, Day Retreat, Oxford.
Day Retreat led by Ven Canda for Oxford Insight.
details to follow
Our Residential Retreat is very popular and places will be fully booked within a day or two.
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