From Anapanasati to Awakening with Kamalashila

An online retreat for Triratna mitras and Order members only


This retreat with Kamalashila is a fundraiser for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre

Kamalashila is a very highly regarded teacher and writer in our tradition with over forty years experience in teaching meditation, writing and leading Dharma study and retreats. He had planned to be with us in person this year but due to the way things are he will now be leading two retreats online with a programme to specifically suit time zones in our region. Find out more about Kamalashila here.

Anapanasati is a complete practice spanning all of the elements of Sangharakshita’s ’System’ of meditation, from integration, settling and stilling the mind right through to contemplation of the three Laksanas and releasing from clinging to what can never actually satisfy. On this retreat Kamalashila will introduce this in detail and in broad brush-strokes too. He will lead us daily in two practice sessions from different angles (and there’ll be two sessions led locally), so we get to know each element well in our experience. The main emphases will be grounding in the body, walking practice to aid this, and connection with the collective Zoom space itself, to connect to our everyday lives. Material will be recorded and made available so registrants won’t miss anything.

Daily programme for this online event:
Times are shown in NZST please check the corresponding time and date for your location here.

Thursday 8 April - 8-10pm
Kamalashila leads sessions of meditation, teaching and a puja with a walking break

Friday 9 April - Monday 12 April as below:

Session 1. 8-10am
Kamalashila leads two 45m sessions of meditation including teaching with a half hour walking break

Session 2. 11.30am-12.30pm
Break-out groups

Session 3. 4-5.30pm
Meditation session led by Sudarshanaloka team.

Session 4. 8pm-10pm
Kamalashila leads two sessions of meditation including teaching and a puja with a walking break

Kamalashila has generously offered to let all the money raised from this retreat go towards the goal of installing central heating in the Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre main house. Please consider making a donation as you join us for what is sure to be a memorable retreat experience with one of Triratna's finest meditation teachers.

Zoom links will be sent closer to the time to those who register.


Start: 08 April 2021 at 8:00pm
Finish: 12 April 2021 at 10:00pm


$50 registration plus dana


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