Facilitator: Sister Ajahn Candasiri, has been active in the evolving community of nuns at Chithurst Monastery, Amaravati Monastery and, more recently, at Milntuim Hermitage in Perthshire.

Venue: Skye Room, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB.
Dates: Saturday 10 May - Sunday 11 May 2014.
Time: Registration: 9.30am-10am. Retreat Days: 10am-5pm.
Event Description: This weekend will be an opportunity to practise ancient methods for settling the mind that were prescribed by the Buddha over 2,500 years ago. It is open to people of any faith, or none.

In addition to settling the mind, there will also be time and encouragement to consider deeply our human predicament. Such pondering can enable the arising of insight that will help us to maintain a sense of inner tranquillity and balance after the retreat in surroundings that may not always be as tranquil and balanced as we would prefer.

Attendance for the whole weekend is strongly recommended.

Ajahn, or Sister Candasiri was born and grew up in Edinburgh. She was one of the first four women to enter monastic training at Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in West Sussex in 1979 under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho (the first Western disciple of the late Ven Ajahn Chah of the Thai forest tradition). Since then, she has resided there and at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery where she has been involved with the development of a training for nuns in community.

In 2011, a property was purchased near Comrie in Perthshire where she is establishing a quiet hermitage for nuns of the Amaravati/Chithurst communities.
Retreat in the City, 10-11 May 2014
Cost: £50/£40 (Concessions). For a Registration Form:
Contact: Neill Walker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0131 331 4469.


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