Meditation Weekend 'Retreat at Home' – The Essence of Tantra
|Date||Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May|
This weekend’s meditation Retreat at Home will be on The Essence of Tantra.
The great spiritual traditions can be broadly divided into two categories. In the first, best elaborated in the Vedantic approach, there is a turning away from the content of experience in order to recognise our true nature of pure awareness, which lies prior to and independent of experience. In the second category, which includes the Tantric approach, there is a turning towards experience, embracing it so fully that any distinction between our self and the object or other can no longer stand.
In the Tantric understanding, having first recognised our self as the open, empty, luminous, loving presence of awareness, we then merge all experience into that awareness. This approach is sometimes referred to in the Tantric tradition as ‘devouring our experience’. Just as the food we eat is transformed into the body, so whatever we experience is transformed into the transparency and luminosity of awareness, or, more accurately, it is revealed as such.
The weekend will begin on Friday with a guided meditation. There will be two meditations on Saturday, with a break in between, and on Sunday there will be one final meditation, with a Q&A session following the break. Details of the schedule are below.
All you need to participate is a computer or a mobile device, such as a tablet or smartphone, with a built-in speaker and access to the internet. The platform we use for the sessions is Zoom. Francesca will walk you through the sign-in process, which is very simple, and she will email you with the invitation to join ahead of the weekend. Participants also receive audio and video links to stream the recordings of each session, and these will remain active for 30 days.
To optimize your retreat experience, we recommend a wired connection if possible. If you do use a Wi-Fi connection, close all or most other devices using the signal. For mobile devices, a 3G or 4G connection is needed.
**following day due to time difference.
To calculate the time difference where you live use this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
|Contact / Organiser||Francesca:|
Please select from the options in the Tickets section below, add to your basket and check out as normal. Francesca will send a separate email with the link to join meetings along with instructions on how to join, once he has recieved your order. If you don't receive an email within one working day please first check your junk filter and if you're still having trouble email Francesca, email@example.com, to request your link.
PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE THREE HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST MEETING.
Everyone who registers for this event will automatically be added to a Discussion Board, which will put them in direct contact with all other attendees, enabling them to be in touch with one another, individually or as a group, exchange information or simply for social purposes. Please note that the Discussion Board is not to be used for promotional purposes.
The Discussion Board will also be used by the group organiser to contact the whole group in the run up to the event with important information and to share the links to recordings during the retreat. If you have technical issues during the meetings please contact the organiser directly using the chat function on the platform.
The server will only send out emails for the organisers posts. If you would like to stay in touch with the other attendees, you will find the Discussion Board tab is available, once registered for the retreat and is located on the tab next to the Attendees list.
Tickets are available based on a sliding scale, with the intention of making the teaching available to as many people as wish to know of it:
£37.50 – Supported (on application): for those who would like to attend but are unable to do so for financial reasons*
£75.00 – Standard: for those with sufficient financial resources to attend at a fair price
£150.00 – Sponsor: for those with adequate financial resources and a desire to support attendance for others
Tickets include access to all of the daily meetings. Links to the streamable recordings will be posted on the discussion board after each meeting and will be available for 30 days.
*If you wish to attend with a Supported ticket, please email Niya at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help you regisiter. Please note that the cut-off date for applications is Thursday 27th May, 5pm GMT.
|Ticket||Cost||Deposit||Quantity||Add to Basket|
|The Essence of Tantra – May – Standard||£75||—||Add to Basket|
|The Essence of Tantra – May – Sponsored||£150||—||Add to Basket|
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