Sub30 Weekend | Spontaneous Verses of Truth

29 Nov – 1 dec | led by Candradipa + Jayadhi

The teachings of the Buddha spring from his direct experience of the Truth, his Enlightenment.

It can be easy to lose sight of this when we read many Buddhist teachings. One exception to this is the Udāna, one of the earliest of the Buddha’s teachings.

In the Udāna, we see the newly Enlightened Buddha forming a community of truth-seekers, and working out how to explore the vastness of his experience to them. In many ways, we’re not so different from the truth-seekers of those days.

During this weekend, we’ll be exploring the teachings of the Udāna. We’ll feel the ‘fresh air of the days when ‘Buddhism’ did not yet exist, when it was ‘simply’ a question of the newly Enlightened Buddha working out how on earth he was going to express his experience in a way that other people could understand, and responding to whomever he happened to meet.’

A perfect weekend to experience Buddhist practice in an immersive setting with meditations, talks, silence, discussions and Buddhist ritual – all led by a team of young Order members. If you’re aged 18-30, new to Buddhism or have been practising for some time – this retreat is for you!

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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: 29th Nov 2024
End date: 1st Dec 2024
Event Type: Residential

Price: Standard £110  |  Concession £85  |  Financial Assistance £65
Non-refundable deposit: £50 (included in prices above)

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