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Touching Ground – online with Erric Solomon
8th – 10th October 2021
About this retreat
We invite you to a new online retreat with Erric Solomon, Touching Ground.
These teachings are by donation. The suggested donation is £50 – £100.


The Buddha is often depicted in what is known as the ‘earth touching gesture’, which symbolizes the Buddha’s enlightenment, when he summoned the earth to bear witness to his awakening or enlightenment. It’s a very powerful symbol, and this moment of the buddha’s fingertips gently touching the ground is something that we can all relate to. Whether it be the feeling of the earth in our hands, a sense of ‘being grounded’ in the world around us, or perhaps a glimpse of feeling grounded within our own being, we all have some familiarity or even trust in ‘ground’. The ground is about starting where we are. It is both within us and all around us.

In this retreat, we will explore what it means to be in touch with our ground, exploring how we experience it and how this can support us. What do we already feel, sense and know about being in touch with the ground? How does bringing our attention to the body help us in this process?

Over the course of the retreat, Erric will guide us using talks, personal reflection and meditation exercises. Erric’s retreats are characterised by a relaxed and warm atmosphere, the aim of which is to shed light on our own ground and help bring openness, confidence and stability.
Event Schedule
Sessions will be held on:
Friday 8th: 7pm – 9pm
Saturday 9th: 9.30am – 12.30pm (with break)
Saturday 9th: 7pm – 9pm
Sunday 10th: 9.30am – 12.30pm (with break)
More about Erric Solomon
Erric Solomon has an infectious enthusiasm that shows us that meditation is simple, applicable and at times, even magical. Bringing together decades of Buddhist practice, a high-powered Silicon Valley career, and an abundant sense of humour, Erric speaks with an authenticity grounded in experience. Drawing on his life in the fast-paced, always on wired world, and his study under the guidance of some of the greatest masters of our time, Erric creates a bridge between modern insight and ancient wisdom.

Being completely present brings a basic contentment. Caring for others as we would care for ourselves brings a sense of interconnection and meaning into our lives. Making this slight, yet radical, shift in our perspective, frees our mind, brings joy and has the potential to transform the world. – Erric Solomon

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Online Retreats – how it works
This retreat will be held online, via zoom.
Once you have registered you will receive a link for the sessions.

Recordings: TBC