Nirvana for everyone with Stephen Batchelor
4 October 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Inspired by an essay of the same name by the Thai teacher Ajahn Buddhadasa, we will respectfully remove nirvana from its pedestal and consider how it is, according to the Buddha, “clearly visible, immediate and inviting” here and now. From a secular Dharma perspective, we will consider nirvana as the ground and source of the middle way itself.
This silent day retreat will be an opportunity to practice sitting and walking meditation, with periods of instruction, talks and discussion.
TEACHER SUPPORT AND EVENT PRICES
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. You will be invited to make a financial contribution – click here for more information.
Standard: £20.00 – This covers our costs but not the cost of providing supported places
Sponsor: £25.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places. This is also the door rate.
Supported: £12.00 – For those unable to afford the standard rate
Please pay the sponsor rate if you can.
If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let us know. We try to ensure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.
LUNCH: Please bring a vegetarian ‘ready to eat’ contribution to our shared lunch. We do not have the facilities to heat up food. Hot drinks will be provided.
SEATING: Chairs and mats will be provided; bring your own cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.
HEARING: If you have trouble hearing, please feel free to take a seat at the front of the room.
REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am; the teachings will begin at 10.00am
PARKING: There is no parking in the school but free parking is available on North End Road and surrounding streets.
ACCESSIBILITY: All our venues are accessible to wheelchair users and have accessible toilets. If you need additional assistance to make use of these, including specially adapted facilities, please notify us in advance and we will endeavour to make the necessary arrangements. If you’re only able to attend an event with the assistance of a carer, we would be pleased to allow one to accompany you free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can reserve a place for them.