Bhante, Blake, Friendship and the Imagination

10 – 14 April

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

william blake

On this event, we will explore the theme of spiritual friendship by drawing on the poetry and artwork of William Blake. His emphasis on friendship and imagination was a significant influence on Bhante. We will be using meditation, ritual, drawing, painting and writing as gateways into our own creativity and imagination. The event will be held within the supportive context of spiritual community.

Bhante, Blake, Friendship and the Imagination

Led by Satyalila, Prakasha, Ratnaprabha, Aryavacin + Amitajyoti

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 traveling 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 events of 2 or 3 nights this is £50, and for longer events £70.

For Order Members

Start Date: 10th Apr 2023
End Date: 14th Apr 2023
Event Type: Residential
Deposit: £70
Price: Waged/Supported (including deposit) £180  |  Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit) £135

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