The Voice Within: Reflecting on our Teacher’s Reflections | Seminar Retreat

20 – 27 sept | led by Ratnaguna

Throughout his life Bhante wrote short pieces; essays, poems and aphorisms. They offer glimpses of his observations, feelings, reflections and insights. Through his love of the Buddha, of other people, of nature and of art shines his love of beauty. 

These miniatures offer flashes of Bhante the person. We get a sense his inner life, hear his inner voice.

On this retreat we’ll read some of these small gems, talk about them and spend time reflecting on them, together and in solitude.

Like sparks that light up our own inner lives, or a voice that speaks to our own inner voice, let these gems speak to you, and perhaps you will answer.

Seminar Retreats offer an intimate setting to look in-depth at Bhante’s exposition of key texts, bring us closer to the mind behind the teaching, and understand their relevance to our lives and practice. Places are very limited so book early.

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 11am.

The deposit for all our events is non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances. For this event, the deposit is £70.

For: Order Members

Start date: 20th Sep 2024
End date: 27th Sep 2024
Event Type: Residential

Price: Standard £325  |  Concession £265  |  Financial Assistance £210
Non-refundable deposit: £70 (included in prices above)

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