This Rare and Precious Opportunity | Seminar Retreat

11 – 18 oct | led by Saddhaloka + Vilasamuni

The Precepts of the Gurus is a text from the Tibetan Kagyu tradition found in the Buddhist Bible anthology, collated by Dwight Goddard. Between 1978 and 1980, Bhante led four weekend seminars with a small group of 10-20 people. Although these seminars aren’t currently spoken about as widely as some, they had a strong influence on the ethos of the fast-growing Order and movement during these formative years.

Some 45 years on, we return to the text and seminars, hoping to enter deeply into them through discussion and reflection. Together, we hope to understand more deeply why Bhante chose this as a means of sharing his fundamental understanding of the Dharma and its living spirit at that time. This will allow us to keep alive whatever value we have been given, make it our own, and pass it on to future generations.

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.

Led by Saddhaloka + Vilasamuni

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.

For: Order Members

Start Date: 11th Oct 2024
End Date: 18th Oct 2024
Event Type: Residential

Price: Standard £325  |  Concession £265  |  Financial Assistance £210

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