Discernment and Love: the Kalama Sutta | Seminar Retreat

12 – 19 July | led by Ratnaguna

How do we know what’s true? What – and who – can we rely on?

There are many things that seem to be reliable sources of truth, but only two we can safely rely on. After communicating these two in the Kalama Sutta, the Buddha goes on to teach the four Brahma Viharas, which will be practiced daily during the retreat in the same way he taught them in this Sutta.

As well as meditation, the retreat will draw on the transcript of a study group with Sangharakshita from 1980 to support and inform our explorations.

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.

Please contact the office to check for single room availability.

For: Order Members

Start date: 12th Jul 2024
End date: 19th Jul 2024
Event Type: Residential

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

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