Triratna Day: The Electric Charge of Communication

8 April | A celebration of Triratna

To be able to grow in the spiritual life we need to find people to look up to and to learn from, we need vertical relationships as well as horizontal friendships with peers. This flow of Kalayana Mitrata, a dynamic communication between a ‘teacher’ and the less experienced practitioner, is one of Triratna’s key founding principles. In his 1970 talk ‘Is a Guru Necessary?’, Sangharakshita makes a case for the relationship between guru and disciple being primarily that of an existential communication. A communication that brings you into a new experience of yourself, that takes you to the limits of your own being and encourages you to stretch beyond them. This ‘electric charge of communication’ can be thrilling, but also (of course) frighting!

How can we better hold peer friendships, but also make space for this vertical dimension? What can we learn from Sanghakshita’s relationships with his own teachers? How can we develop as an individual, but also be in a dynamic relationship with our community and those we look up? How willing are we to engage in an ‘existential communication’?

Join us for this day-long event, taking place within our longer residential retreat, to celebrate 56 years of our magnificent international Buddhist community. A rare opportunity to gather in large numbers, with people from many different Buddhist Centre, for a celebratory festival day of dharma talks, story-telling, feasting, ritual and friendship.

Arrive in time for a 10.3oam start, ending after dinner at around 7pm

Triratna Day: The Electric Charge of Communication

Led by Saddhanandi + Ksantikara

The booking fee for this event covers lunch and dinner, so donations are very welcome!

Arriving from 10.30am onwards, departing from 7pm.

For Order Members, Mitras and learnt Triratna meditation

Start Date: 8th Apr 2023
End Date: 8th Apr 2023
Event Type: Residential
Price: Waged/Supported (including deposit) £15  |  Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit) £15

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