The Breath as a Gateway to Samadhi – A Day of Meditation and Inquiry. —
Led by Andrea Hosfeld and Juha Pentilla.
This day of practice will be an opportunity to learn about and cultivate samadhi – a meditative collectedness of mind which forms an integral part of the Buddhist path. Participants will be exploring creative ways of working with the breath and body as a means of developing a ‘pleasant abiding’ in the here and now. Cultivating samadhi is a skill that can be learned and developed with practice, a deep resource that provides fertile soil for our insights. We will be offering a practical set of tools, and a supportive space where participants can explore and ask questions. In addition, we will be looking at what kinds of attitudes and conditions are conducive to establishing and deepening samadhi. The content is suitable for beginners as well as people with more experience, and the day will include periods of silence, guided meditations, teaching and Q & As.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
9:30am – 5:00pm
Friends Meeting House – Wandsworth Town
£16.50 standard/ £12.50 concessions
Please bring something vegan or vegetarian to contribute to our shared lunch.
You can arrive from 9:30am for a prompt 10:00am start.
To book and pay for this particular day please go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3085373
Dana: This day is offered in the Buddhist tradition which means the ticket price only includes the cost of the venue and the travel costs of the teachers. The teachings are considered precious and are offered freely. On the day there will be an opportunity to offer dana (a Pali word meaning generosity) to support Juha and I. While giving in this way may seem a bit alien in our western system of set costs and prices… supporting the teachers through your donation on the day is actually a beautiful practice in and of itself. It involves checking in with the body and noticing how generosity affects the heart and mind.
There are a limited number of spaces so please book early to avoid disappointment.