The Shepherd’s Search for Mind

The Shepherd’s Search for Mind has been a seminal text for Triratna, ever since Sangharakshita first led study on it in 1976. In it, Milarepa guides a young shepherd with an inquiring mind in a step-by-step exploration of his experience. Under the guidance of the great yogi, the young shepherd is led from going for refuge to exploring the Mahamudra teaching. Eventually he comes to see the nature of his own heart-mind and becomes a heart-disciple.

During this week together, we’ll make our own journeys of exploration into the nature of heart-mind. The retreat will include presentations from Vessantara, structured questioning, guided meditations, silence and some devotional practice.

Vessantara attended the ordination retreat in 1976 at which Sangharakshita first introduced this text, and he has returned to it often since then as inspiration for his own practice.

The Shepherd’s Search for Mind

Led by Vessantara

This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Start Date: 22nd Oct 2021
End Date: 29th Oct 2021
Event Type: Residential
Deposit: £78
Price: £273 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £196 (Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit))

Bursary Fund
If you can’t afford to come on retreat you might be interested in applying for a bursary place (allocated on a first come, first served basis). If you can give a donation to help us cover costs that is much appreciated, but it is fine to take the place for whatever amount you can afford.