The Scientific Vision, the Buddhist Vision | Seminar Retreat

4 – 11 oct | led by Ratnaprabha, Achara, Saccacitta + team

A seminar for Order Members with a background or strong interest in science. (Best if you have some knowledge of science or one of its branches.)

A chance to share your personal experience of practice and of science, with a focus on this year’s topic: The niyamas and science. Do they overlap? Are the mental and karma niyamas scientific? An exploration, not pushing a position, all attending are welcome to bring along their genuine responses and opinions, so come with an open mind. There’ll be a chance to hear from everybody, and some more detailed presentations as a basis for discussion and learning.

Planned topics: 
1.       The sweep of the niyamas and conditionality, including as they are seen in Triratna.
2.       The world: utu- and bija-niyamas.
3.       The mind: citta- and kamma-niyamas.
4.       Is Buddhism scientific: a debate – does science simply describe the physical world, or can open up knowledge and vision of things as they really are? In our dharmic project of liberation – does science contribute in a practical way?

This is a second opportunity to attend, following the fully booked retreat last year.

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.

Limited single rooms. Please contact the office to check for availability.

For: धर्मचारी चमु

Start date: 4th Oct 2024
End date: 11th Oct 2024
कार्यक्रमाचा प्रकार: निवासी

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

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