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Special Events

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Saturday 23rd Jan 2021, 9:30 - 16:30 GMT

Day Retreat with Ven Canda, for Oxford Insight: "Rejoicing In Mudita" 

 

To support ourselves and others, and remain balanced in challenging times, the Buddha gave us the practice of muditā (sympathetic or altruistic joy). As one of the brahmavihārās (divine abodes), it encourages the celebration of happiness, success, freedom and joy, of others as well as inside oneself. Learning how to do this nurtures and inspires us, making it easier to tap into feelings of compassion, kindness and even love, also when faced with suffering.

 

On this day retreat Ven. Candā will offer different ways to recognise, cultivate and celebrate our inherent goodness, and explore how focussing on the goodness of life as a path to our own happiness also contributes to the happiness of all sentient beings.

 

The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections and an opportunity for Q&A.

This retreat is organised by Oxford Insight. Any queries related to this retreat please contact the organiser.

 

MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE

 

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 9:30 - 17:00 GMT

A Led Day Retreat with Ven Canda, for Bristol Insight: "Power Mindfulness" 

 

N.B. this event is likely to be moved online!

 

Mindfulness has many benefits to our health and wellbeing. Looking at mindfulness in the context of the Buddha’s teachings, opens up the path to experiencing its full power and how it awakens our potential as human beings.

 

The mind becomes empowered through letting it settle in stillness. This day retreat will show how to truly rest our mind and explore mindfulness at a deeper level. Ven. Candā will teach how to overcome the hindrances that prevent our active mind from calming down and how we can redirect our energy to supercharge our innate wisdom and sense of happiness.

 

The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections and an opportunity for Q&A.

 

 

Please contact Bristol Insight for any queries you may have.

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Thursday 25th March 2021, 8:30 - 17:00 GMT / UK Time

Ajahn Brahm & Ven Canda: 

Special Online Day Retreat 

 

"The Calm In The Eye Of The Storm"

 

 

In this day retreat organised by Anukampa, Ajahn Brahm shows us how we can build a reservoir of freedom and peace within, even when everything is chaos on the outside. Ven Canda will also offer reflections, meditation instructions and further exploration of the theme, in her afternoon sessions.

 

The day will be filled with warmth, humour and practical tips for developing the mind, using personal anecdotes and teachings from the Buddhist texts.

 

 

The rough outline of the retreat is as follows: (GMT / UK Time)

 

08:30 - 10:00 am Dhamma Talk and Meditation with Ajahn Brahm
10:00 - 10:30 am Walking Meditation
12:30 - 02:00 pm Guided Meditation and Q&A with Ajahn Brahm
02:00 - 02:30 pm Walking meditation
02:30 - 03:00 pm Silent meditation with Ven Canda
03:00 - 03:15 pm Tea Break
03:15 - 04:30 pm Dhamma Talk and Q&A with Ven Canda
04:30 - 05:00 pm Guided Metta Meditation with Ven Canda and closing words

 

Please note that this retreat is strictly for those in the UK/Europe time zone only (or the east coast of the US if you are willing to adopt forest monastery time and rise early!). Please do not apply from other time zones, as places are very limited. Instead, you can watch via the Facebook live-stream.

 

Full time attendance is necessary for this retreat.

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Sunday 16th - Sunday 23rd May 2021 BST / UK Time

Special Eight Day Online Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Brahmali & Ven Canda! 

 

"Why?"

~ Suffering And Its End ~

 

 

Everything is conditioned ~ thus spoke the Buddha!

 

In this 8-day retreat we will be looking at two of the Buddha's famous causal sequences: dependent origination and dependent liberation, with the main focus on the latter. Together they reveal the entire course of the human experience through and beyond this world, to nibbana.

 

Whilst dependent origination details why and how suffering arises, dependent liberation shows how, by coming in contact with and developing confidence in the Buddha's teachings, that same suffering can take a completely difference direction and lead us step by step towards freedom. Dependent liberation (sometimes called "transcendental dependent origination") is therefore a supremely uplifting teaching that shows how the Path is to be experienced as a sequence of ever deepening joy and peace, ending in the highest liberation.

 

How do we get this sequence going? And how do we sustain it to the very end? Through their offering of Dhamma reflections, guided meditations and Q&A sessions, Ajahn Brahmali and Venerable Canda will gently guide us in exploring and implementing the supporting conditions for our greatest happiness. Follow the instructions in their fullness and awakening is guaranteed!

 

 

Full time attendance is necessary for this retreat.

Regular Teachings

January to March 2021 Schedule

 

Ven Canda will be on solitary winter retreat for the month February at Anukampa's Bhikkhuni Residence in Oxford. To support you during this period, Lia, one of our regular Zoomi participants, will facilitate Sunday's "Delving Deeper in Dhamma" sessions, as a peer-led group.

 

Lia says: "The idea is to meet on Zoom on 7th and 21st February, sit in silence for about twenty minutes, then play one of Venerable Canda or Ajahn Brahm's past talks. We can then open the floor for anyone who wishes to share feedback or thoughts and maybe even have some breakout rooms if you feel up for it.  I am sure that I speak for many of us when I say that I find the group very supportive and I enjoy the group meditations, so in this way we could support each other hold the space whilst Venerable is away and strengthen our little community." 

Ven Canda

Zoomi Bhikkhuni:

 

Pali Chanting & Blessings Group

Wednesdays: 5.30 pm - 6.00 pm (every Wednesday in January & March - no sessions in Feb)

 

This group is for those interested in learning some Pali chanting, such as the Karaniya Metta Sutta and more. At the beginning of each session we will call the names of people who would appreciate a blessing, so please join and make your dedications known.

 

JOINING LINK: click here archive newsletter

 

For technical information on how to join please click here: Joining Zoomi Bhikkhuni

 

Click here Karaniya Metta Sutta for Text in English and Pali language.

 

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Zoomi Bhikkhuni:

 

Guided Metta Meditation and Sharing Group

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday: 9 am - 10 am (via Zoom)

 

~Please note that this month, the metta session originally scheduled for 23rd Jan will be replaced by a day retreat for Oxford Insight (see here).

 

Next Meeting: Bonus session - Sat 30th Jan, (no sessions in Feb), then 13th & 27th March, 9 - 10 am GMT

 

What better way to start the weekend than expanding our heart with the powerful, sublime practice of loving kindness and a gentle check-in with friends? This group will help us bring the benefits of metta into our lives in a truly transformative way.

 

JOINING LINK: click here archive newsletter

 

For technical information on how to join please click here: Joining Zoomi Bhikkhuni

 

Ven Canda

Zoomi Bhikkhuni:

 

Delving Deeply Into Dhamma

Every 1st & 3rd Sunday: 7.30 pm - 9 pm (via Zoom)

 

Next Meeting: Sun Jan 17th, (then *two peer-led sessions on Feb 7th & 21st), then 7th & 21st March, 7.30 - 9pm GMT

 

These sessions will include a half hour guided meditation, followed by a themed Dhamma Talk and an opportunity for discussion and Q&A. This is a rare chance to receive personal guidance in your practice and tune in to the loving support of our wonderful community during the pandemic.

 

JOINING LINK: click here archive newsletter

 

For technical information on how to join please click here: Joining Zoomi Bhikkhuni

 

Our Residential Retreats are very popular and places will be fully booked within a day or two.

 

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