august, 2020

fri07augAll Daythu13Silent Retreat on the Great Elements(All Day) Vijayaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre, 36 Howard Rd, Minto Heights NSW 2566 Event Organized By: Sydney Buddhist Centre Event Type :Retreats


Event Details

Earth Water Fire Air Space and Consciousness are the Six Great Elements of early Buddhism.

On this retreat, we will explore these six ways of experiencing ourselves and the world. By opening ourselves up to the magical quality of each element in the context of silent meditation, we will connect with the elements in our own experience.

The retreat will take place at Vijayaloka which is situated on the ancient land of the Tharawal people, the traditional custodians of this elemental place. Each day there will be a brief introduction to one of the elements.

In the Earth element, we find the foundations of a gently-balanced, stable meditation practice.
In Water, we are in the realm of emotions, moving towards connection and love.
Fire can pierce even the darkest spaces; the raw energy of the Fire element liberates us from old habits and inspires us to transform ourselves.
Expand beyond self with the Air element, using the subtler energies of our breath.
Letting go into the vast Space element, we move beyond the limitation of all our clingings.
Consciousness unfettered is at the end of our journey through the elements.

This is a 6-day retreat, fully silent from after the first evening meal until after the final breakfast. It is best suited to experienced meditators, comfortable with sitting in meditation for at least 45 minutes.

Register here

* Numbers are limited to 13 bookings due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please only book if you are able to attend for the full 6 days.


august 7 (Friday) - 13 (Thursday)


Vijayaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre

36 Howard Rd, Minto Heights NSW 2566


Sydney Buddhist Centre 24 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042