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In-person: Preparing the Mind for the Natural Breath with Ven Canda

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19 March 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What is your relationship to breath meditation? Do you struggle to hold the breath in mind or find joy with the breath? In our eagerness to practice meditation, we might direct our mind to the breath before attention is refined enough to stay present to such a subtle and delicate object. As a result, we can reap weariness and frustration, or perhaps the breath becomes unnatural and forced. But it doesn’t have to be this way! The Buddha taught a step by step approach to breath meditation that includes cultivating wholesome qualities and training our perception, to bring a sense of softness, brightness and gladness to the mind. Once mindfulness is established in this way, breath meditation becomes effortless and takes us on a journey to increasing clarity and calm.  

In this day-long, Ven Canda will share her understanding of anapanassati (the Buddha’s teaching on breath meditation) drawing on her 27 years of practice and comprehensive understanding of the Early Buddhist texts, to help us strengthen the foundations for meditation and perhaps approach it afresh. The retreat will include guided meditation, Dhamma reflections, periods of walking meditation and an opportunity for questions and answers. The schedule will be spacious and relaxed, allowing for maximum enjoyment and ease.



Events at London Insight are offered in a spirit of generosity. The price you pay goes towards the running of the event but does not include any payment to the teachers for their teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. Click here for more information on the system of Dana.



Sponsor:  £35.00  – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places.
Standard:  £25.00  – This covers our costs.
Supported: £13.00  – For those unable to afford the standard rate.

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19 March 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£13.00 – £35.00
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King Alfred School
149 N End Rd
London, NW11 7HY United Kingdom
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