Love (metta) underpins the whole of Buddhist practice. Like a jewel it has many facets: patience, intimacy, interest and kindness. All these facets are ways in which we come into relation with ourselves and others. All are ways to live at peace in this fleeting, fragile world.
'Metta is the synthesis of reason and emotion, right view and skilful action; unobstructed spiritual vision and the bliss of a warm and expansive heart.' (Sangharakshita)
This retreat will include opportunities to sing and chant collectively and practice Tai Chi and other movement meditations together. This type of practice has been largely impossible during the current situation so we’ve found a workaround! These activities will largely need to be outside and using our beautiful new Earth Sky Garden, so bring full waterproofs, brollies and layers to be prepared!
Sanghagita is a singing teacher and choir leader who specialises in helping nervous or shy singers find their voice. Her warm, inclusive approach puts people at ease, promoting connection and harmony. Singing with Sanghagita is uplifting and fun!
Hridayagita is an advanced Tai Chi instructor registered with the Tai Chi Union of GB and uses her training and practice to encourage seamless shifts of posture: from standing and moving with gentle ease, to sitting, chanting, walking, eating, sleeping and all other postures we take up during our lives. It can all become meditation; imbued with a sense of play, mindfulness and metta.
(No previous musical or Tai Chi experience or expertise required)