Silent Illumination Retreat

Silent Illumination Retreat

7-night Residential Retreat

7:00pm Saturday 28th May to
11:00am Saturday 4th June 2016

Leader: Jake Lyne

Venue: Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor

Silent Illumination is a profound meditation practice which leads to a mind of great calmness and insight, using ancient Chinese Zen methods which are just as applicable to the modern West. Silent Illumination is the origin of the Japanese Soto practice of Shikantaza but is approached somewhat differently and full instruction will be given.

This seven-night silent retreat is an opportunity to learn and deepen this practice through intensive meditation, with instruction and personal guidance by individual interviews with an experienced teacher. Whether or not a breakthrough to Enlightenment may occur, establishing a practice gives a firm basis for subsequent ongoing mindfulness and compassion in everyday life.

Previous experience of a residential retreat is recommended but serious beginners are also accepted.

Leader: Jake Lyne
Jake is a past Chair of the Western Chan Fellowship. He is a longstanding Buddhist practitioner within the Chan tradition, following the lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen. He has been in training with John Crook, Master Sheng Yen, Simon Child and other teachers for 30 years. He is married with 3 children and is a retired clinical psychologist.

Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor
Bala Brook, the former Zeal Cottage, is at South Brent, at the southern end of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, UK.

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