Date(s) - 17 Apr 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Patience and forgiveness are two powerful spiritual qualities praised by the Buddha. They are indespensible to having healthy relationships with ourselves and with others, and also function as beautiful antidotes to wanting and aversion – the main hindrances to happiness in meditation and in everyday life.
Patience does not mean waiting for a better, more pleasant experience to arrive in the future, but is rather a wholehearted, radical acceptance of the present moment with all it’s imperfections. When we are searching for our happiness in the future, or carrying the pain of the past, we are separated from the beauty, freedom and joy available here and now.
This retreat will explore how we can develop patience and forgiveness, to gently release longing and resentment and arrive more fully where we are. As we learn to wait in the moment, with a kind, gentle and forgiving attitude, the mind settles and starts moving inward – against the current of craving – to where contentment, peace and deep insight lie.
The day will include Dhamma reflections, guided and walking meditation and an opportunity for Q&A.
This retreat is organised by Bodhi Tree Brighton. Please contact the organiser for any queries you may have.