Blake is an early and central influence in Sangharakshita’s life and presentation of the Dharma. Building on the previous four ‘Blake retreats’, the team, will this year explore the significance of alchemy and its symbols – both in and for Blake and for our own spiritual lives.
In ‘Blake and Antiquity’ Kathleen Raine says: ‘The marriage of Heaven and Hell, often said to contain Blake’s most original thought, is in truth an impassioned re-statement of the philosophy of Alchemy.’”
As in previous years, presentations and input on the theme will lead into spacious time for personal exploration of the theme through artwork, writing, communication, meditation and ritual.
All welcome, no previous experience/knowledge of Blake required.
Alchemy in William Blake - and Beyond
Led by Atula, Prakasha, Satyalila, Amitajyoti and Aryavacin
The event will start with dinner at 6pm. Please arrive on site between 4-6pm.
The retreat will finish with a clear up on the last day, so please don't book public transport home until after 11am.
This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order
Start Date: 5th Aug 2022
End Date: 12th Aug 2022
Event Type: Residential
Price: £270 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £195 (Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit))
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