Nature of Mind Retreat: Buddhism and the Big Questions

Friday 26th August 2022

Led by Maitreyabandhu, Jnanavaca, Vidyamala, Subhadramati and Vajrashura

An In-Person Event

Following on from all the fascinating interviews and classes as part of The Nature of Mind Project, an intensive week-long retreat will be run this August.

On this immersive retreat, we’ll focus on the Big Questions:

  • Is consciousness created by the brain, or the other way around?
  • What is karma and rebirth?
  • What do near-death experiences tell us about human life?
  • What is the nature of mind?

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Led by Vajrashura, Vidyamala, Subhadramati, Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca

The retreat will include a number of special events, including:

  • Silent mornings of meditation and reflection on the Big Questions, taught by some of the most experienced teachers in Triratna.
  • A premiere of two new conversations with Dr Iain McGilchrist, hosted by Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu.
  • Discussion of the ideas in the conversation (How do we bring beauty, value, and purpose into our lives?) and other Big Questions raised by the Nature of Mind project in an interactive seminar.
  • Tailored meditation masterclasses for both newcomers and those with a regular practice.

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There are four main pathways to truth: science, reason, intuition and imagination… any world view that tries to get by without paying due respect to all four of these is bound to fail.
    – Iain McGilchrist

This retreat will be run in Adhisthana in the UK (near Birmingham). There will be a gathering of people from Dublin travelling over to the event, so join us for a road trip and for a great retreat!

You can book on for the retreat from the Adhisthana website, but do let Vajrashura know if you’re going to so he can coordinate travel together if desired.


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