Event Dates: Weekend: Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7. Full week: Friday, May 5 – Friday, May 12

Meditation and the Middle Way will explore personal transformation guided by the underlying principles of the Middle Way. The Buddha described his path to awakening as a ‘Middle Way’ that makes creative use of opposing tendencies to go ever higher—or ever deeper.

This retreat is an experiential approach to practicing the Middle Way. It will include guided meditations using reflection and the imagination, as well as entering into a clear relationship between the body and mind. It will include practical guidance in a wide range of insightful attitudes and effective practices that can overcome obstructions in meditation and in everyday life. Vajradaka’s describes his approach as “an integration on many interconnecting levels which creates a vibrant and creative momentum in one’s personal practice and development”.

vajradakaOne of the most experienced meditation teachers in Triratna, Vajradaka has been teaching meditation in the Triratna Buddhist Community for over 30 years. It is often said of Vajradaka that his pragmatic and practical approach to profound topics has a light and accessible style, but that it reveals his depth of personal experience and insight into the primary principles of the Dharma.



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Led by: Dh. Vajradaka
Times: Weekend: Friday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, May 7, 2:00 p.m.

Full week: Friday May 5, 7:00 p.m. – Friday, May 12, 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Weekend: Sliding Scale $275/220/170

Full week: Sliding Scale $525/420/350

Level: Experienced
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.