Living Nature

Embodying the elements at Sudarshanaloka

Light coming down through the tree tops

Sometimes deep
in the emerald forest
where fantails dance
and disappear,
self dissolves through
sunlight shimmers,
portals open
to hidden realms...
...from 'Living Nature' by Karunajoti

For this retreat we'll be exploring the theme of 'Living Nature' through walking, sitting, observing and experiencing the elemental nature of life through the senses.

Supported by the elements we will dive into the Buddha's teachings on conditionality, impermanence and change. Through the doorway of the elements we will connect with the Mandala of the five Buddhas and the qualities of Enlightenment.

There will be opportunities for simply being in The Land of Beautiful Vision, as well as wandering in the wild beauty of our surroundings. There will also be periods of silence, reflection, meditation and ritual.

Suitable for those who are familiar with our meditation practices.

Wondering how to get to Sudarshanaloka? More info here.

Bookings close 6 December at midday.


Start: 08 December 2022 at 6:30pm
Finish: 12 December 2022 at 12:00pm


**$390 (full) / $350 (low)
Please don't let money be a barrier - contact us for options

Caring for each other's health

Before attending, please read our current Covid Guidelines. This is part of how we practice together.


Image of Sudarshanaloka

Tararu Valley, Thames

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