The silence of the heart with Suvaco
23 May 2020 10:00am - 8:00pm,
24 May 2020 9:00am - 8:00pm
and 25 May 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
A course for experienced practitioners – please note commitment is required for the whole course. Please note the extended timings on some of the days.
On this retreat we will work on deepening our meditation practice and developing the skills for Samatha (serenity) and Jhana (absorption) states. Emphasis will be placed on creatively using the sound of silence (Shabd or Nada) as a focus for concentration. Once the feeling resonance of the ‘sound-current’ is activated through meditation, subtle energy circulation, Qi Gong practices and chanting, we will look at strategies to release the first three fetters on the path: sceptical doubt, self view and attachment to rituals. These days are experiential and only suitable for meditators with prior retreat experience who wish to deepen their practice.
Our intention with this course is to gather a group of committed and experienced practitioners to deepen our practice together. As such we are asking for applicants to who have an established and committed practice:
- to have previously participated in at least one week long Buddhist meditation retreat
- at least 3 years of consistent practice regular meditation practice
- the ability to sit for one hour periods and skill in holding one’s own process during the course
- commitment is required for the whole course, single day attendance is not possible.
Please check that you meet these criteria before booking this course. If you do not meet any of these criteria, this course is not appropriate for you at this time.
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 Suvaco for his teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. You will be invited to make a financial contribution to Suvaco’s livelihood on each day of the event.
Standard: £131.00 – This covers our costs
Sponsor or door: £164.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places.
Supported: £97.00 – 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. Further support is available for a number of places.
Please note the cancellation policy is different for this event: refunds are only available up to 5pm on Saturday 9th May 2020. Refunds are only offered after that if we are successful in giving your place to someone on our waiting list, which we will try our best to do. Please note that this policy applies even if you have to cancel because of illness or emergency.
LUNCH: There is an on-site café at St Lukes, a Tescos opposite or bring your own.
SEATING: Chairs and mats will be provided; bring your own cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.
REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am on Saturday 23rd May. The teachings will begin at 10.00am that day, 9.00am on Sunday and 9.00am on Monday.
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.