The Buddha has been described as the Awakened One, one who knows things as they are: and this experience of being fully awake, of being present to each passing moment is available to us all. Yet it is so easy to sleepwalk through life, to absent ourselves consciously or unconsciously, to hold back from experiencing our lives fully and directly.
So what does it mean to be ‘awake’? What is it that we awaken to? And how can this awakened awareness bring us to a place of understanding, ease and freedom from suffering?
The day will be led by Jenna Ghouse. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, reflection and group discussion.
Meet in the Retreat Centre Kitchen from 9.30am for a 9.45am orientation talk and a 10.00am start. Please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish for a shared lunch if you can.
The event will finish at 5pm. All are welcome including beginners and newcomers to Amaravati. No booking is required and there is no fee, though any donations towards the running costs of the retreat centre are much appreciated.