Confidence, Faith and Trust: Exploring the Power of “Saddha” Day of Contemplation and Retreat With Jaya Rudgard and Christoph Köck
Confidence, Faith and Trust: Exploring the Power of “Saddha”
Day of Contemplation and Retreat
With Jaya Rudgard and Christoph Köck
Date: Saturday September 16th 2023
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: €65 (concessions available)
The Buddha named Saddha (variously translated as faith, trust or confidence) as the first of five spiritual faculties or powers. Why did he do so and what did he mean? What different associations do each of these terms have for us?
Our discussion will seek to shed light on both their helpful and unhelpful aspects. We’ll explore together how this quality can become something to sustain us through the ups and downs of our practice and the challenges of life.
The day will include some teaching, as well as some time for reflection, discussion and periods of meditation.
We will meet for 3 x 1.5 hour sessions: 10-11.30am; 12-1.30pm & 2.30-4pm.
Jaya (Karen) Rudgard is a member of the faculty of The Bodhi College. She began meditating in 1984, and from 1996 to 2005 was ordained as a nun in the Thai forest tradition in England at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. She subsequently trained as an Insight
Meditation teacher at Spirit Rock in California and Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts. She teaches meditation retreats and courses in the UK and internationally. Jaya has extensive experience teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindful Self-Compassion and teaches retreats for Mindfulness teachers and teachers in training. She also enjoys practising and teaching qigong.
Christoph Köck is also a member of the Bodhi College faculty. He led an online retreat in Ireland last year for the MTAI and those who attended really appreciated his gentle, thoughtful style of teaching and reflecting.
Christoph was born in Vienna, Austria, and spent 17 years of his life as a Buddhist monk in the Theravadin tradition. He lived mainly in monasteries connected with Ajahn Chah in Thailand and the West. Currently he lives in Vienna, working as a psychotherapist in a private practice. He teaches Buddhism and meditation internationally, and is trained to teach MBSR and MBCT.