- 5th October 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Holding the Heart-line: practising with vulnerability and courage in compassionate action
A day retreat, including meditation, reflection and contemplation, held primarily in silence.
This will be a day of practice and reflection on some of the important questions for meditators and dharma practitioners in our time.
What does it mean to keep our heart open in the face of the climate and ecological emergency?
How does dharma practice support and equip us to turn towards what is true and respond appropriately? What place might Non-violent civil disobedience, as practised by Extinction Rebellion, have to play in our responses?
Ajahn Sucitto will be giving a talk in the morning on the theme: ‘guidance in difficult times’.
AJAHN SUCITTO was born in London in 1949, He entered monastic life in Thailand in 1975. He subsequently took bhikkhu ordination there in 1976, but returned to Britain in 1978 to train under Ven. Ajahn Sumedho in the lineage of the Thai forest master, Ven. Ajahn Chah.
In 1979, Ajahn Sucitto was part of the group that established Cittaviveka, Chithurst Forest Monastery, in West Sussex and was Abbot between 1992 and 2014.
He has lived there for the greater part of his monastic life, but travels on teaching engagements throughout the world.” Further Information
YANAI POSTELNIK has practised and studied Insight Meditation and Buddhism since 1990 and has been teaching internationally for over 25 years. He is much inspired by the Thai forest tradition and the transformative power of the natural world. Yanai is a Member of the Guiding Teacher Council of Gaia House, and a Core Faculty member of Insight Meditation Society, Massachusetts. He lives with his wife Catherine McGee in Devon, England.
Venue: Community Base, Brighton