‘On account of the general nature of modern life we are on the look-out for experience, on the look-out for the experience that will transport us out of that life, even out of ourselves…’
This weekend is based on a single lecture (Enlightenment as experience and non-experience) given by Sangharakshita under the auspices of the London Buddhist Society in 1975.
In it, Bhante holds back no punches, delivering his perspective on neurotic craving for spiritual experience, a craving that can manifest in various ways: ‘we will expect the experience to come from somewhere, or from someone, or from something…’.
Over the weekend we’ll take a new look at this material through presentations, discussion and meditation, exploring a deeper perspective on the Dharma life and on our engagement with it.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Saddhanandi and Sona
Enlightenment as experience and non-experience
Led by Saddhanandi and Sona
Reception is from 4pm on the day of arrival, with the retreat beginning with supper at 6pm.
The retreat will finish in the afternoon after the clear-up. If traveling on public transport, please book a train after 3pm.
This retreat is open to people of all levels of experience
Start Date: 22nd Jul 2022
End Date: 24th Jul 2022
Event Type: Residential
Price: £95 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £70 (Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit))
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