22 – 24 mar | led by Prajnahridaya + Caroline
THE FOUR REMINDERS
This human birth is precious,
An opportunity to awaken,
But this body is impermanent;
Ready or not, one day I shall die.
So this life I must know
As the tiny splash of a raindrop,
A thing of beauty that disappears
Even as it comes into being.
The karma I create
Shapes the course of my life,
But however I act
Life always has difficulties;
No-one can control it all.
Only the Dharma
Can free me and others
From suffering forever.
Therefore I recall
My heart’s longing for freedom,
And resolve to make use
Of every day and night
To realise it.
Death is certain. Only the timing of it is unknown. How do we live our best life, knowing it will end?
How do we find meaning, purpose and community in our modern world with its many flaws?
Drawing on an adapted version of Tsongkapa’s poem, this weekend offers a reminder of the invaluable opportunity we have to live a meaningful life. What holds us back, and what can we do to set ourselves free?
Come and get a taste of the Buddhist vision for life on this weekend retreat for anyone aged 18-30 – it doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to meditation and Buddhism, or have lots of experience.
upgrade your retreat
Turn your weekend into a week by staying on for the seminar immediately following this retreat and delve deeper into the Dharma…
Reception is from 4pm on the day of arrival, with the retreat beginning with supper at 6pm.
While you’re here you will be participating in communal life. This includes meditating with everyone on site in the main shrine room in the morning, taking part in daily tasks and at the end of your retreat you will help us to prepare the retreat centre for the next group to join us.
With this in mind, the retreat will finish after the clear-up, so if travelling on public transport, please book a train after 3pm.
The deposit for all our events is non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances. For this event, the deposit is £50.
For: all levels of experience
Start date: 22nd Mar 2024
End date: 24th Mar 2024
Event Type: Residential
Price: Standard £110 | Concession £85 | Financial Assistance £65
Non-refundable deposit: £50 (included in prices above)
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