Triratna Day: The Electric Charge of Communication

8 April | A celebration of Triratna

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.

How can we better hold peer friendships, but also make space for this vertical dimension? What can we learn from Sangharakshita’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’?

A 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 Centres, for a celebratory festival day of dharma talks, feasting, ritual and friendship.

Saddhanandi’s talk The Electric Charge of Communication will also be available online:

Arrive in time for a 10.30am start, ending after dinner at around 7pm.


from Khemabandhu
11amTea & Cake
11.30amThe Electric Charge of Communiation
a talk by Saddhanandi
followed by discussion groups
Watch online
2pmSpecial Tours of Urgyen House
by Paramartha
4pmBhante, his “Gurus”, and Us
a talk by Kalyanaprabha
with Khemabandhu
6pmDinner, with dessert!

Triratna Day: The Electric Charge of Communication

Led by Saddhanandi, Kalyanaprabha, Paramartha, Ksantikara + Khemabandhu

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

Arriving from 10.30am onwards, departing from 7pm.

For Anyone who has 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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