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Online: Trust, faith and confidence with Stephen Fulder
5 July 2020 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
This online retreat will last half a day and will be held via zoom. Please register via the tickets below and you will be sent a zoom link on the evening of Saturday 4th July.
Trust and faith (saddha) are the first of the Five Spiritual Powers, and are similar. Trust is the primary means to dissolve and transform our anxieties, fears, confusions and resistance. In doing so, we also learn to trust others, and so reduce tension, aggression and conflict in our world. Instead of shutting our doors, we fling them open to let in any and all the guests that come knocking.
Trust is an attitude of welcoming experience and allowing things to be the way they are. Faith is conviction, the sense of deep inner alignment to what matters, to what is significant and kind to ourselves and the world. In a traditional image, it is like a magic jewel that can clear and settle the muddy water of uncertainty and helplessness. It allows us to keep stepping easily along the path to transformation and inner freedom, showing us that we are not lost and alone on the journey. It marks a path through the desert. We take ‘a leap of faith’, which implies that, like a trapeze artist, we can jump beyond the control of the known, the ordinary, the expected, and the habits of mind and heart. Faith also brings confidence. Confidence is a precious commodity on the ups and downs of the inner highway.
Accompanying the launch of Stephen’s new book ‘The Five Powers’. Opus Books
9.30 Opening, Introduction and Guidance on the Day
9.45 Taking Refuge as Practice of Faith and Trust
10.00 Guided Sitting Meditation
11.00 Dharma talk on trust during difficult times. Discussion
12.00 Breakout Triangles
12.20 Guided Standing and Sitting Meditation
12.40 Short Talk. Faith and confidence in the Dharma.
13.00 Discussion, wrapping up, metta
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. Please click here to offer Dana to Stephen. Click here for more information about Dana.
As at any other retreat or workshop we encourage you to offer Dana to teachers at these events so that they have financial support during this period. Similarly London Insight is also making a charge for online events to cover our overhead costs so that we will be able to continue to offer a rich and varied programme of live events and workshops once this challenging time is over.
Standard: £10.00 – This covers our costs but not the cost of providing supported places
Sponsor: £12.50 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places. This is also the door rate.
Supported: £6.00 – 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.