Talk and Discussion at Sangha Night this Tuesday, 30th October
Wild Awake: On Solitary Retreats
A popular form of retreat within the Triratna Buddhist Community is the Solitary Retreat, in which you spend time alone, usually in beautiful natural settings and away from life’s usual distractions, allowing the mind to relax and settle.
Solitary retreats can take many flavours including meditation, reading, study, reflection, writing, recitation, art, poetry, walking, yoga and doing nothing, or simply being. Its an opportunity to follow your own path, entering into the unknown, the secret realm of nature and the mind.
Rich will introduce the theme with a talk based on his own experience of solitary retreats and a recent book by Vajragupta entitled Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature.